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tr.v. aus·pi·cat·ed, aus·pi·cat·ing, aus·pi·cates
To begin or inaugurate with a ceremony intended to bring good luck.
[Latin auspicārī, auspicāt-, from auspex, auspic-, bird augur; see auspice.]
to begin or inaugurate with a ceremony intended to bring good fortune
Past participle: auspicated
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|Verb||1.||auspicate - indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"|
augur, bode, omen, portend, foreshadow, presage, prognosticate, predict, prefigure, betoken, forecast, foretell
threaten - to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens"
bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal, point - be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
foreshow - foretell by divine inspiration
|2.||auspicate - commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck; "They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"|
begin, commence, set out, start, start out, set about, get down, get - take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"