Definition of Prognosticate

1. Verb. Make a prediction about; tell in advance. "Call the outcome of an election"




2. Verb. Indicate by signs. "These signs bode bad news"

Definition of Prognosticate

1. v. t. To indicate as future; to foretell from signs or symptoms; to prophesy; to foreshow; to predict; as, to prognosticate evil.

Definition of Prognosticate

1. Verb. (transitive) To predict or forecast, especially through the application of skill. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To presage, betoken. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prognosticate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

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Literary usage of Prognosticate

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1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"... had viewed in earlier days—when he made the Michael of his ' Paradise Lost' prognosticate to Adam the desolation of the site of Paradise by the Flood, ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"A cuckold being called so from the cuckow, the note of that bird wa8 supposed to prognosticate that destiny, which strengthens the probability of the above ..."

3. Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: With Anecdotes of by Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland (1843)
"... The appearance of a comet, the day of the infant's birth, was supposed to prognosticate a great and glorious destiny for the ..."

4. The Works of William Robertson: To which is Prefixed an Account of His Life by William Robertson (1851)
"I find you prognosticate a very short date to my administration : I really believe that few (but not evil) will be my days. My absence will not probably ..."

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