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prognosticate

prog·nos·ti·cate

prognosticate

pronunciation:
prag na stih keIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prognosticated, prognosticates, prognosticating
definition 1: to predict or foretell on the basis of present signs or symptoms.
Because we have only just begun negotations, I am not prepared to prognosticate the outcome for these two nations.
similar words:
foretell, prophesy
definition 2: to be a sign or symptom of (future events or developments); foreshadow.
similar words:
forecast, foretell, portend
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a prognosis; forecast or prophesy.
similar words:
forecast, prophesy
derivations: prognosticative (adj.), prognosticator (n.)
Word Parts
The word prognosticate contains the following parts:
pro-2 Greek prefix that means before
synonyms:
pre-
antonyms:
post-
 
gnos, gnosis, gnom, -gnomy Greek root that means know, knowledge
synonyms:
cogn, cognit, gnor
 
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).