prognosticate

[prog-nos-ti-keyt]
verb (used with object), prognosticated, prognosticating.
1.
to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
2.
to foretoken; presage: birds prognosticating spring.
verb (used without object), prognosticated, prognosticating.
3.
to make a forecast; prophesy.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin prognōsticātus, past participle of prognōsticāre. See prognostic, -ate1

prognosticative, prognosticatory [prog-nos-ti-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
prognosticator, noun
nonprognosticative, adjective
unprognosticated, adjective
unprognosticative, adjective


1. foretell, foresee, project.
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prognosticate (prɒɡˈnɒstɪˌkeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to foretell (future events) according to present signs or indications; prophesy
2.  (tr) to foreshadow or portend
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin prognōsticāre to predict]
 
prognosti'cation
 
n
 
prog'nosticative
 
adj
 
prog'nosticator
 
n

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prognosticate prog·nos·ti·cate (prŏg-nŏs'tĭ-kāt')
v. prog·nos·ti·cat·ed, prog·nos·ti·cat·ing, prog·nos·ti·cates
To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell.

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