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aus·pi·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predictverb

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"

  2. auspicateverb

    commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck

    "They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"

Wiktionary

  1. auspicateverb

    To foreshow; to foretoken.

    Etymology: From auspicatus, past participle of auspicari "to take auspices", from auspex "bird seer", "augur", a contraction of avispex; avis "bird" + specere, spicere, "to view".

  2. auspicateverb

    To give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; -- a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business.

    Etymology: From auspicatus, past participle of auspicari "to take auspices", from auspex "bird seer", "augur", a contraction of avispex; avis "bird" + specere, spicere, "to view".

  3. auspicateadjective

    Auspicious.

    Etymology: From auspicatus, past participle of auspicari "to take auspices", from auspex "bird seer", "augur", a contraction of avispex; avis "bird" + specere, spicere, "to view".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Auspicateadjective

    auspicious

    Etymology: [L. auspicatus, p. p. of auspicari to take auspices, fr. auspex a bird seer, an augur, a contr. of avispex; avis bird + specere, spicere, to view. See Aviary, Spy.]

  2. Auspicateverb

    to foreshow; to foretoken

    Etymology: [L. auspicatus, p. p. of auspicari to take auspices, fr. auspex a bird seer, an augur, a contr. of avispex; avis bird + specere, spicere, to view. See Aviary, Spy.]

  3. Auspicateverb

    to give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; -- a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business

    Etymology: [L. auspicatus, p. p. of auspicari to take auspices, fr. auspex a bird seer, an augur, a contr. of avispex; avis bird + specere, spicere, to view. See Aviary, Spy.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of auspicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of auspicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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