vaticinate

When you vaticinate, you tell the future. A carnival fortune teller might vaticinate that you'll travel the world and have seven children.

When you make a prediction about what will happen, whether it's a guess or a prophecy, you vaticinate. You might vaticinate about the next day's weather or what will happen on your favorite television show in the upcoming season. A magician might vaticinate what card you'll pull out of a deck. The Latin root word of vaticinate is vates, which means "prophet."

Definitions of vaticinate
1

v predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration

Synonyms:
prophesy
Types:
enlighten, irradiate
give spiritual insight to; in religion
Type of:
anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise
make a prediction about; tell in advance

v foretell through or as if through the power of prophecy

Type of:
prophesy
predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration

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