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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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