prog|nos|ti|cate [ prag`nastı,keıt ] verb transitive VERY FORMAL
to say what you think will happen in the future
╾ prog|nos|ti|ca|tion [ prag,nastı`keıʃn ] noun count or uncount

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Prognosticate — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prognosticate — I verb advise, augur, augurate, auspicate, betoken, bode, conjecture, counsel, divine, forebode, forecast, foresee, foresee the future, foreshadow, foreshow, foretell, foretoken, herald, indicate beforehand, indicate in advance, look ahead to,… …   Law dictionary

  • prognosticate — (v.) 1520s, from pp. stem of M.L. prognosticare (see PROGNOSTICATION (Cf. prognostication)). Related: Prognosticated; prognosticating …   Etymology dictionary

  • prognosticate — *foretell, predict, forecast, prophesy, augur, presage, portend, forebode Analogous words: *indicate, betoken, bespeak: *foresee, foreknow, apprehend, divine, anticipate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prognosticate — [v] predict, foretell adumbrate, augur, betoken, call it*, crystal ball*, divine, forebode, forecast, foreshadow, harbinger, have a hunch*, herald, make book*, point to, portend, presage, prophesy, read, see coming*, soothsay, vaticinate; concept …   New thesaurus

  • prognosticate — ► VERB ▪ foretell; prophesy. DERIVATIVES prognostication noun prognosticator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • prognosticate — [präg näs′ti kāt΄] vt. prognosticated, prognosticating [< ML prognosticatus, pp. of prognosticare < prognosticus: see PROGNOSTIC] 1. to foretell or predict, esp. from signs or indications 2. to indicate beforehand prognostication n.… …   English World dictionary

  • prognosticate — UK [prɒɡˈnɒstɪkeɪt] / US [prɑɡˈnɑstɪˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms prognosticate : present tense I/you/we/they prognosticate he/she/it prognosticates present participle prognosticating past tense prognosticated past participle prognosticated …   English dictionary

  • prognosticate — verb /prɒɡˈnɒstɪkeɪt/ a) To predict or forecast, especially through the application of skill. Examining the tea leaves, she prognosticated dark days ahead. b) To presage, betoken. The bluebells may prognosticate an early spring this year …   Wiktionary

  • prognosticate — transitive verb ( cated; cating) Date: 15th century 1. to foretell from signs or symptoms ; predict 2. presage Synonyms: see foretell • prognosticative adjective • prognosticator noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prognosticate — prognosticative, prognosticatory /prog nos ti keuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. prognosticator, n. /prog nos ti kayt /, v., prognosticated, prognosticating. v.t. 1. to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy …   Universalium

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