The word prophesy can mean to predict or reveal something that will happen in the future. Many people use astrology to prophesy, or predict, their future regarding misfortune, wealth, love, and relationships.

Used as a verb prophesy can mean to deliver a sermon or predict through divine inspiration. A religious leader may prophesy to followers about good, evil, and forgiveness. In ancient Greece, an oracle would prophesy the Greek's future regarding the gods, war, and harvest. Using a crystal ball, a fortuneteller will prophesy, or reveal, aspects of your future such as wealth, love, and death.

Definitions of prophesy

v predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration

foretell through or as if through the power of prophecy
enlighten, irradiate
give spiritual insight to; in religion
Type of:
anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise
make a prediction about; tell in advance

v deliver a sermon

evangelise, evangelize
preach the gospel (to)
Type of:
lecture, talk
deliver a lecture or talk

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