Definitions for: Prognosticate


[v] indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
[v] make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"



Webster (1913) Definition: Prog*nos"ti*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Prognosticated; p. pr. & vb. n. Prognosticating.] [See
Prognostic.]
To indicate as future; to foretell from signs or symptoms; to
prophesy; to foreshow; to predict; as, to prognosticate evil.
--Burke.

I neither will nor can prognosticate To the young
gaping heir his father's fate. --Dryden.

Syn: To foreshow; foretoken; betoken; forebode; presage;
predict; prophesy.

Synonyms: anticipate, augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, call, forebode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, promise

See Also: bespeak, bet, calculate, foreshow, guess, hazard, indicate, outguess, point, prophesy, read, secondguess, signal, threaten, vaticinate, venture, wager

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