prophecy vs prophesy : Common Errors in English

About prophecy vs prophesy

“Prophecy,” the noun, (pronounced “PROF-a-see”) is a prediction. The verb “to prophesy” (pronounced “PROF-a-sigh”) means to predict something. When a prophet prophesies he or she utters prophecies.Outside of Bob Dylan’s lyrics, writers and critics do not “prophesize.” They prophesy.

prophecy Meaning(s)

  • (n) knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
  • (n) a prediction uttered under divine inspiration

prophesy Meaning(s)

  • (v) predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
  • (v) deliver a sermon

prophecy in News

  1. Early soccer skills program Happy Feet combines workout with learning

    The next Happy Feet class is schedule for Saturday at the Church of God of Prophecy in Delmar. To sign up for a class or check to see which schools in Salisbury are offering the program, visit .
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Eastern Shore News

  2. The story of Raven is shared by many peoples, many eras

    Many Native Americans consider the Raven a cultural hero or anti-hero because ravens are unique birds that know the human race intimately. This is not unusual because the rest of the world has also recognized the Raven, as demonstrated early on in Greek mythology, which told of Raven’s close association with Apollo, the god of prophecy who established the oracle at Delphi. Although probably not ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Wenatchee World

  3. Prophecy Closes Final Tranche of Private Placement

    Prophecy Coal Corp. is pleased to confirm the closing of a second and final tranche of the private placement which was the subject of its February 7, April 16, and May 31, 2013 news releases .
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

prophesy in News

  • Tim Tebow and Patriots, an unholy alliance? Well, it could work

    The NFL's most devout figure has joined its most Machiavellian organization. A strange fit, sure, but they might be just the team to bring the best out of him. Rich in parable, rife with prophesy, it is a transaction of biblical proportions.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

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