- to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
- to foretoken; presage: birds prognosticating spring.
- to make a forecast; prophesy.
Origin of prognosticate
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Examples from the Web for prognosticators
But before the national pundits and prognosticators write off the Kentucky contest, they should hold their horses.Those Alison Lundergan Grimes Obituaries Were Premature—She’s Hanging On
October 23, 2014
Prognosticators who claim the GOP needs to moderate its image miss the mark.Jack Kemp 2016: The Case for Paul Ryan
December 13, 2013
Brown is the only Republican with a chance to win—but not as good a chance as the prognosticators may think.Massachusetts Free for All Over John Kerry’s Senate Seat
December 22, 2012
Then why do the prognosticators spend endless hours dissecting his wins and turning them into losses?Mitt Romney’s Math Mojo Means He’s Likely to Win the GOP Nomination
March 10, 2012
Then the president gives the speech, the prognosticators chew it over for a couple of days, and everyone forgets about it.State of the Union Sand Traps
January 24, 2011
Had they forgotten that they once were considered the arbiters of fate, and the prognosticators of man's destiny?A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
Superstitious, he sent for wizards and prognosticators; Finns who certainly foretold the day, if not the hour, of his death.The Story of Moscow
Here the new title Gazerm, "prognosticators," is added to the others, and is equally vague.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Daniel
F. W. Farrar
- to foretell (future events) according to present signs or indications; prophesy
- (tr) to foreshadow or portend
Word Origin and History for prognosticators
early 15c., a back-formation from prognostication and also from Medieval Latin prognosticatus, past participle of prognosticare (see prognostication). Related: Prognosticated; prognosticating.
- To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell.