verb (used with object), prog·nos·ti·cat·ed, prog·nos·ti·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), prog·nos·ti·cat·ed, prog·nos·ti·cat·ing.
Origin of prognosticate
Synonyms for prognosticate
Related Words for prognosticateherald, harbinger, divine, read, prophesy, betoken, adumbrate, forecast, foreshadow, forebode, augur, vaticinate, portend, presage, soothsay
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Historical Examples of prognosticate
Of the mineral wealth, it seems as yet dangerous to prognosticate.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)
A stir seemed to her to prognosticate a rescue and she went not unwillingly.The Tragic Comedians, Complete
Nevertheless, reasoning a priori, there are some features we may prognosticate.Wanderings in Ireland
Michael Myers Shoemaker
Some of these consequences I can prognosticate; others I can hope for.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End
Is this to prognosticate peace, or to mock at my unhappiness?Frankenstein
Word Origin for prognosticate
early 15c., a back-formation from prognostication and also from Medieval Latin prognosticatus, past participle of prognosticare (see prognostication). Related: Prognosticated; prognosticating.