auspicate

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: auspicate

1
v
indicate by signs
2
v
commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: auspicate
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v indicate by signs

Synonyms:
augur, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate
Types:
threaten
to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"
foreshow
foretell by divine inspiration
Type of:
bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal
be a signal for or a symptom of
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v commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck

“They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne”
Type of:
begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out
take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
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