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auspicate

[aw-spi-keyt]
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verb (used with object), aus·pi·cat·ed, aus·pi·cat·ing.
  1. to initiate with ceremonies calculated to ensure good luck; inaugurate.
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Origin of auspicate

1595–1605; < Latin auspicātus consecrated by auguries (past participle of auspicārī), equivalent to auspic- (stem of auspex) + -ātus -ate1
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Historical Examples

  • Our words "auspicious" and "auspicate" are derived from the "auspices," or outlook on nature which these seers practised.

    Ten Great Religions

    James Freeman Clarke