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noun prophet pronunciation in British English /ˈprɒfɪt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] according to some religions, a man sent by God to lead people and teach them their religious beliefs
    1. a.

      the Prophet

      Muhammad, the founder of Islam
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  2. 2
    [countable] someone who supports an idea or principle and tries to persuade others to support it
    prophet of:

    He has been described as the new prophet of monetarism.

  3. 3

    the Prophets

    [plural] the parts of the Bible that tell about future events

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