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Verb: prognosticate  próg'nó-stu,keyt
  1. Make a prediction about; tell in advance
    "prognosticate the outcome of an election";
    - predict, foretell, call, forebode, anticipate, promise
     
  2. Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad
    "These signs prognosticate bad news";
    - bode, portend, auspicate, omen, presage, betoken [archaic], foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict, foretoken

Derived forms: prognosticating, prognosticates, prognosticated

Type of: bespeak, betoken [archaic], guess, hazard, indicate, point, pretend, signal, venture

Encyclopedia: Prognosticate