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prophesy

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈprɒf.ə.saɪ/ us    /ˈprɑː.fə-/
to say that you believe something will happen in the future: Few could have prophesied this war. [+ that] He prophesied that the present government would only stay four years in office. [+ question word] I wouldn't like to prophesy what will happen to that marriage!
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