prophesied; prophesying; prophesies

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
  1. verb
    predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
    synonyms: vaticinate
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    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
  2. verb
    deliver a sermon
    synonyms: preach
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    evangelise, evangelize
    preach the gospel (to)
    type of:
    lecture, talk
    deliver a lecture or talk
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Commonly confused words

prophecy / prophesy

One letter separates prophecy from prophesy, and the close relationship is derived from a shared word history.

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