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Definition 1: make a prediction about; tell in advance - [verb of communication]

Samples where prognosticate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Call the outcome of an election

Synonyms for prognosticate in the sense of this definition

(prognosticate is a kind of ...) put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

"I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again" "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"

(... is a kind of prognosticate ) interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior

"She read the sky and predicted rain" "I can't read his strange behavior" "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"

(... is a kind of prognosticate ) attempt to anticipate or predict

(... is a kind of prognosticate ) predict from an omen

(... is a kind of prognosticate ) maintain with or as if with a bet

"I bet she will be there!"

(... is a kind of prognosticate ) predict in advance

(... is a kind of prognosticate ) predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration

Definition 2: indicate, as with a sign or an omen - [verb of communication]

Samples where prognosticate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These signs bode bad news

Synonyms for prognosticate in the sense of this definition

(prognosticate is a kind of ...) be a signal for or a symptom of

"These symptoms indicate a serious illness" "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis" "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"

(... is a kind of prognosticate ) to be a menacing indication of something

"The clouds threaten rain" "Danger threatens"

(... is a kind of prognosticate ) foretell by divine inspiration

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