2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Prognosticate \Prog*nos"ti*cate\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election" [syn: {predict}, {foretell}, {prognosticate}, {call}, {forebode}, {anticipate}, {promise}]

2: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: {bode}, {portend}, {auspicate}, {prognosticate}, {omen}, {presage}, {betoken}, {foreshadow}, {augur}, {foretell}, {prefigure}, {forecast}, {predict}]

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