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Definition of prophesy verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prophesy
he / she / it prophesies
past simple prophesied
-ing form prophesying
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to say what will happen in the future (done in the past using religious or magic powers) prophesy something to prophesy war The event was prophesied in the Old Testament. prophesy that… She prophesied that she would win a gold medal. + speech “It will end in disaster,” he prophesied.
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