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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.]
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]
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]
Past participle: prognosticated
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|Verb||1.||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"
augur - predict from an omen
|2.||prognosticate - indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"|
augur, auspicate, bode, omen, portend, foreshadow, presage, 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
1. To tell about or make known (future events) in advance, especially by means of special knowledge or inference:
prognosticate[prɒgˈnɒstɪkeɪt] VT → pronosticar
v. pronosticar, hacer una prognosis del caso.