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vaticinate

[vuh-tis-uh-neyt] /vəˈtɪs əˌneɪt/
verb (used with or without object), vaticinated, vaticinating.
1.
to prophesy.
Origin of vaticinate
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin vāticinātus (past participle of vaticinārī to prophesy), equivalent to vāti- (stem of vātēs seer) + -cin- (combining form of canere to sing, prophesy) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
vaticinator, noun
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Examples from the Web for vaticinate
Historical Examples
  • I vaticinate what will be the upshot of all his schemes of reform.

    Crotchet Castle Thomas Love Peacock
  • You see I've already become the Homer of your triumphs, and vaticinate in rhyme.

    Eric Frederic William Farrar
  • Which that it will certainly happen if you do not prevent it by your votes, I most confidently predict and vaticinate.

    The Casual Ward A. D. Godley
  • What the end might be he could not pretend to vaticinate, but "El Pretendiente" would never reign in Madrid.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
British Dictionary definitions for vaticinate

vaticinate

/vəˈtɪsɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(rare) to foretell; prophesy
Derived Forms
vaticination (ˌvætɪsɪˈneɪʃən) noun
vaticinator, noun
vaticinal (vəˈtɪsɪnəl), vaticinatory, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vāticinārī from vātēs prophet + canere to foretell
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