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prognosticate

prog·nos·ti·cate

prognosticate

 
pronunciation:
prag na stih keIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), 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
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derivations: prognosticative (adj.), prognosticator (n.)
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