prophesiable, adj.prophesier, n.
/prof"euh suy'/, v., prophesied, prophesying.
1. to foretell or predict.
2. to indicate beforehand.
3. to declare or foretell by or as if by divine inspiration.
4. to utter in prophecy or as a prophet.
5. to make predictions.
6. to make inspired declarations of what is to come.
7. to speak as a mediator between God and humankind or in God's stead.
8. Archaic. to teach religious subjects.
[1350-1400; ME; v. use of var. of PROPHECY (fully distinguished in form and meaning in the 18th century)]
Syn. 1. augur, prognosticate. See predict. 3. divine.

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