Definitions for: Prophesy

[v] predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
[v] deliver a sermon; "The minister is not preaching this Sunday"

Webster (1913) Definition: Proph"e*sy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prophesied; p. pr.
& vb. n. Prophesying.] [See Prophecy.]
1. To foretell; to predict; to prognosticate.

He doth not prophesy good concerning me. --1 Kings
xxii. 8.

Then I perceive that will be verified Henry the
Fifth did sometime prophesy. --Shak.

2. To foreshow; to herald; to prefigure.

Methought thy very gait did prophesy A royal
nobleness; I must embrace thee. --Shak.

Proph"e*sy, v. i.
1. To utter predictions; to make declaration of events to
come. --Matt. xv. 7.

2. To give instruction in religious matters; to interpret or
explain Scripture or religious subjects; to preach; to
exhort; to expound. --Ezek. xxxvii. 7.

Synonyms: preach, vaticinate

See Also: anticipate, call, enlighten, evangelise, evangelize, forebode, foretell, irradiate, lecture, predict, prognosticate, promise, talk

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