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Prognosticate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    prognosticate v
  1. make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election" [syn: predict, foretell, call, forebode, anticipate, promise]
  2. indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode, portend, auspicate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict]
Prognosticate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Prognosticate \Prog*nos"ti*cate\, v. t. [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.

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  • Assigning Odds to Every Potential Baltimore Ravens 1st-Round Pick
    We’ ve all seen enough mock drafts to make us sick, so let’s prognosticate from a different perspective. The problem with mock drafts is that one incorrect pick changes the entire thing. For this slideshow, however, we’ll go through eight potential Baltimore Ravens first-round picks and give odds that they end up in M&T Bank Stadium. The eight players discus Read more on this news related to 'Prognosticate'
  • SEC East breakout players for the spring
    Now that almost all the SEC schools are officially going through spring practices, it's time to see who could break out in the weeks ahead. It's a fun time to prognosticate about players we might know, but didn't know were that good. Spring practice doesn't tell us a lot, but it does get players ready for the fall and can separate guys from the pac Read more on this news related to 'Prognosticate'

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