verb (used with object), proph·e·sied, proph·e·sy·ing.
verb (used without object), proph·e·sied, proph·e·sy·ing.
Origin of prophesy
Synonyms for prophesy
Related Words for prophesyingforetell, presage, portend, foresee, predict, forewarn, adumbrate, forecast, vaticinate, call, augur, prognosticate, divine, soothsay
Examples from the Web for prophesying
Historical Examples of prophesying
Prophesying has always been a risky business, and will not be attempted here.American Men of Mind
Burton E. Stevenson
I could easily fall to prophesying, myself, when all is over.In Convent Walls
Emily Sarah Holt
Uncle Jabez had been prophesying disaster ever since she had known him.Ruth Fielding At College
Alice B. Emerson
She stared at me as blankly as if she had not been prophesying my doom a little while ago.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon
C. N. Williamson
It was the eerie singsong voice he used when he was prophesying for the tribe.Shaman
verb -sies, -sying or -sied
Word Origin for prophesy
mid-14c., prophecein, prophesein, from Old French prophecier (13c.), from prophecie (see prophecy). The noun and verb spellings were not fully differentiated until 18c. Related: Prophesied; prophesying.