Synonyms of oracle
1 prophetDictionary • Ancient peoples consulted the oracle and the shaman for advice.
prophet • Merlin, the legendary magician and prophet
diviner • I was called Merlin the diviner.
seer • the writings of the 16th century French seer, Nostradamus
clairvoyant • You don't need to be a clairvoyant to see how this is going to turn out.
soothsayer • You don't have to be a soothsayer to predict his likely tactics.
2 prophecyDictionary • Aeneas had begged the Sibyl to speak her oracle in words.
prophecy • Nostradamus's prophecy of the end of the world
vision • She heard voices and saw visions of her ancestors.
forecast • He delivered his election forecast.
prediction • He was unwilling to make a prediction for the coming year.
divination • Every method of divination is a philosophy about the world.
prognostication • The country is obsessed with gloomy prognostications about its future.
3 authorityDictionary • He is the oracle on modern etiquette.
authority • He's an authority on Russian affairs.
judge • A panel of judges is now selecting the finalists.
expert • an expert in computer graphics
source • a major source of information about the arts
professional • a dedicated professional
master • He is a master at blocking progress.
specialist • a specialist in diseases of the nervous system
adviser • a careers adviser
guru • Fashion gurus dictate crazy ideas such as puffball skirts.
mentor • She has sacked her coach and mentor and is now relying on her father.
pundit • a well-known political pundit
wizard • a mathematical wizard at Harvard University
mastermind • He was the mastermind behind the plan.
connoisseur • I hear you're something of an art connoisseur.
arbiter • Sequins have often aroused the scorn of arbiters of taste.
fundi (South Africa) • The local fundi are wonderfully adept and have created a car adapted to hunting.
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adviserAn adviser is an expert whose job is to give advice to another person or to a group of people.
• a careers adviser
arbiterAn arbiter of taste or style is someone who has a lot of influence in deciding what is fashionable or socially desirable.
• Sequins have often aroused the scorn of arbiters of taste.
authoritySomeone who is an authority on a particular subject knows a lot about it.
• He's an authority on Russian affairs.
Thesaurus for oracle from the Collins English Thesaurus
a prophecy, often obscure or allegorical, revealed through the medium of a priest or priestess at the shrine of a god