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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!
Translations of “prophesy”
in Korean 예언하다…
in Arabic يَتنَبّأ…
in Portuguese profetizar…
in Catalan profetitzar…
in Japanese (~を)予言する…
in Italian profetizzare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預言…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预言…
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