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prog·nos·ti·cate

 (prŏg-nŏs′tĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. prog·nos·ti·cat·ed, prog·nos·ti·cat·ing, prog·nos·ti·cates
1. To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell. See Synonyms at predict.
2. To foreshadow; portend: urban renewal that prognosticates a social and cultural renaissance.

[Middle English pronosticaten, from Medieval Latin prognōsticāre, prognōsticāt-, from Latin prognōsticum, sign of the future, from Greek prognōstikon, from neuter of prognōstikos, foreknowing; see prognostic.]

prog·nos′ti·ca′tion n.
prog·nos′ti·ca′tive adj.
prog·nos′ti·ca′tor n.

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]
progˌnostiˈcation n
progˈnosticative adj
progˈnostiˌcator n

prog•nos•ti•cate

(prɒgˈnɒs tɪˌkeɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. v.t.
1. to forecast from present signs or indications; prophesy.
2. to foretoken; presage.
v.i.
3. to make a forecast; prophesy.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin prognōsticātus, past participle of prognōsticāre. See prognostic, -ate1]
prog•nos`ti•ca′tion, n.
prog•nos′ti•ca`tive, adj.
prog•nos′ti•ca`tor, n.

prognosticate


Past participle: prognosticated
Gerund: prognosticating

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.prognosticate - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
read - interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"
hazard, guess, venture, pretend - put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
outguess, second-guess - attempt to anticipate or predict
augur - predict from an omen
bet, wager - maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
forecast, calculate - predict in advance
prophesy, vaticinate - predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
2.prognosticate - indicate by signsprognosticate - indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
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

prognosticate

verb
1. To tell about or make known (future events) in advance, especially by means of special knowledge or inference:
2. To give an indication of something in advance:
Translations

prognosticate

[prɒgˈnɒstɪkeɪt] VTpronosticar

prognosticate

vi (often hum) → Prognosen stellen, Vorhersagen machen

prognosticate

[prɒgˈnɒstɪˌkeɪt] vtpronosticare, predire

prog·nos·ti·cate

v. pronosticar, hacer una prognosis del caso.
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