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"prophet" in British English

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prophetnoun [C]

uk   /ˈprɒf.ɪt/  us   /ˈprɑː.fɪt/
a ​person who is ​believed to have a ​specialpower that ​allows them to say what a ​godwishes to ​tellpeople, ​especially about things that will ​happen in the ​future: an Old Testament prophet Let us ​hear the words of the prophet Isaiah on the coming of the Prince of Peace. a ​person who ​supports a new ​system of ​beliefs and ​principles: Rousseau, that ​great prophet of the ​modernagethe Prophet Mohammed, the man who made ​Islamknown to the ​world through the Koran

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(Definition of prophet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prophetnoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɑf·ɪt/
a ​person who ​speaks for ​God or a ​god, or a ​person who ​tells what will ​happen in the ​future
(Definition of prophet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prophet”
in Arabic رَسول…
in Korean 선지자, 예언자…
in Portuguese profeta…
in Catalan profeta…
in Japanese (神の言葉を伝える)預言者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预言家,先知, 宣扬者,倡导者…
in Turkish peygamber…
in Russian пророк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預言家,先知, 宣揚者,宣導者…
in Italian profeta…
in Polish prorok/ini…
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