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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.]

prog·nos′ti·ca′tion n.
prog·nos′ti·ca′tive adj.
prog·nos′ti·ca′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prognosticator - someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)prognosticator - someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
astrologer, astrologist - someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and Moon
fortune teller, fortuneteller - a person who foretells your personal future
illusionist, seer, visionary - a person with unusual powers of foresight
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