“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.
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