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vaticinate

[ vuh-tis-uh-neyt ]
/ v蓹藞t瑟s 蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with or without object), va路tic路i路nat路ed, va路tic路i路nat路ing.
to prophesy.
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Origin of vaticinate

First recorded in 1615鈥25; from Latin v膩ticin膩tus (past participle of v膩ticin膩r墨 鈥渢o prophesy鈥), equivalent to v膩ti- (stem of v膩t膿s 鈥渟eer鈥) + -cin- (combining form of canere 鈥渢o sing, prophesy鈥) + -膩tus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM vaticinate

va路tic路i路na路tor, noun
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How to use vaticinate in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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
  • You see I've already become the Homer of your triumphs, and vaticinate in rhyme.

    Eric|Frederic William Farrar
  • I vaticinate what will be the upshot of all his schemes of reform.

    Crotchet Castle|Thomas Love Peacock

British Dictionary definitions for vaticinate

vaticinate
/ (v蓹藞t瑟s瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
rare to foretell; prophesy

Derived forms of vaticinate

vaticination (藢v忙t瑟s瑟藞ne瑟蕛蓹n), nounvaticinator, nounvaticinal (v蓹藞t瑟s瑟nl) or vaticinatory, adjective

Word Origin for vaticinate

C17: from Latin v膩ticin膩r墨 from v膩t膿s prophet + canere to foretell
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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