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auspicate

Definitions of auspicate
  1. verb
    indicate by signs
    synonyms: augur, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate
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    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
  2. verb
    commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
    “They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne”
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    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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