Sunday, September 01, 2013
auspicate verb [AW-spi-keyt] to initiate with ceremonies calculated to ensure good luck; inaugurate.
Definitions for auspicate
- to initiate with ceremonies calculated to ensure good luck; inaugurate.
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Citations for auspicate
We decided to auspicate our love. The Naga reached up to the skies with only a fraction of its length and brought down the holiest of the holy temples and we floated inside it.
Here at the center of the nation beneath the portals of the capital let us solemnly auspicate the new era of violated promises and tarnished faith.
Origin of auspicate
Auspicate comes from the Latin word auspicious meaning "divination from the flight of birds." This term entered English in the early 1600s.