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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. indicate by signs;
- Example: "These signs bode bad news"
[syn: bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict]

2. commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck;
- Example: "They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Auspicate \Aus"pi*cate\, v. t. 1. To foreshow; to foretoken. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. To give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; -- a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business. [1913 Webster] They auspicate all their proceedings. --Burke. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Auspicate \Aus"pi*cate\, a. [L. auspicatus, p. p. of auspicari to take auspices, fr. auspex a bird seer, an augur, a contr. of avispex; avis bird + specere, spicere, to view. See Aviary, Spy.] Auspicious. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

auspicate v 1: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict] 2: commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck; "They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"




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