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auspicate

[aw-spi-keyt] /ˈɔ spɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), auspicated, auspicating.
1.
to initiate with ceremonies calculated to ensure good luck; inaugurate.
Origin of auspicate
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin auspicātus consecrated by auguries (past participle of auspicārī), equivalent to auspic- (stem of auspex) + -ātus -ate1
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  • Our words "auspicious" and "auspicate" are derived from the "auspices," or outlook on nature which these seers practised.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke

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