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Verb: auspicate  'os-pu,keyt
  1. Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad
    "These signs auspicate bad news";
    - bode, portend, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken [archaic], foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict, foretoken
     
  2. Commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
    "They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"

Derived forms: auspicating, auspicates, auspicated

Type of: begin, bespeak, betoken [archaic], commence, get, get down, indicate, point, set about, set out, signal, start, start out