Auspicate

Definition of Auspicate

Aus´pi`cate
a.1.Auspicious.
v. t.1.To foreshow; to foretoken.
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.
They auspicate all their proceedings.
- Burke.

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augur, auspice, bespeak, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foreshow, foretell, indicate, omen, point, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate, signal, threaten
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