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A prophecy is knowledge of the future (from a divine source).
To prophesy means to predict the future (with divine inspiration).
The word prophecy is a noun
. (The last syllable of prophecy
is pronounced sea
.) A prophecy is knowledge of the future
- usually said to have come from a divine source.
- On the second day of the course, we will study the prophecies of Nostradamus.
- The prophet has revealed his latest prophecy in which three cities are razed to the ground.
The word prophesy is a verb
. (The last syllable of prophesy
is pronounced sigh
.) To prophesy
means to predict the future
- usually with divine inspiration.
- He prophesies a great war between East and West.
- He prophesied that a flood would cover the Earth.
(This is an example of to prophesy in the past tense.)
There is no such word as prophesize
. This is most commonly seen as:
(should be prophesies
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