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English verb: prophesy

1. prophesy (communication) predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise

Narrower (hyponym)enlighten, irradiate, vaticinate

2. prophesy (communication) deliver a sermon

SamplesThe minister is not preaching this Sunday.

ExamplesSam and Sue prophesy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something ----s to somebody.
Somebody ----s on something

Broader (hypernym)lecture, talk

Narrower (hyponym)evangelise, evangelize

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