[ aw-spi-keyt ]
/ ˈɔ spɪˌkeɪt /

verb (used with object), aus·pi·cat·ed, aus·pi·cat·ing.

to initiate with ceremonies calculated to ensure good luck; inaugurate.

Words nearby auspicate

Origin of auspicate

1595–1605; < Latin auspicātus consecrated by auguries (past participle of auspicārī), equivalent to auspic- (stem of auspex) + -ātus -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for auspicate

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

    Ten Great Religions|James Freeman Clarke