Sunday, August 01, 2010
prognosticate verb [prog-NOS-ti-keyt] To forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
Definitions for prognosticate
- To forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
- To provide an indication of future events through actions or signs.
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Citations for prognosticate
While it's too early to prognosticate if soccer can work its way into the upper echelon of sports in the U.S., the game certainly is riding a high.
This task was accordingly undertaken by the lame lieutenant, who, among other paragraphs, read that which follows, with an elevation of voice which seemed to prognosticate something extraordinary: ' We are informed, that admiral Bower will very soon be created a British peer, for his eminent services during the war, particularly in his late engagement with the French fleet.'
Origin of prognosticate
late Middle English
Prognosticate derives from the Latin prognōsticāre, "to tell the future."