They wring their hands, don sackcloth and prophesy a catastrophe of biblical proportions—they sound almost like “Ghostbusters.”
I prophesy peace is possible not only in our generation,” he said, “I predict it is coming much earlier.
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.