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Meaning of PROGNOSTICATE

Pronunciation:  prâg'nâstu`keyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
  2. [v]  make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
 

PROGNOSTICATE is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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