verb (prophesies, prophesying, prophesied)[with object]
- Say that (a specified thing) will happen in the future: Jacques was prophesying a bumper harvest [with clause]: the papers prophesied that he would resign after the weekendMore example sentences
- Gloucester visits Henry, who intuits his son is dead and prophesies Gloucester's future slaughter by recalling the evil omens of his birth.
- For those who don't have the possibility to learn astrology, there are simpler and easier methods to prophesy their future.
- It's clearly prophesied in the Holy Scriptures.
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- But to give me the edge I decided to enlist the help of a few psychics and prophesiers.
- Granted, there's not much a necromancer, a prophesier, and an excellent warrior can do against a sorcerer, but we were up to try.
- It's not impossible that you'll run into a necromancer or a prophesier along the way, not anymore.
Middle English: from Old French profecier, from profecie (see prophecy). The differentiation of the spellings prophesy and prophecy as verb and noun was not established until after 1700.
See prophecy (usage).