Foretell or prophesy (a future event): the economists were prognosticating financial Armageddon
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- The astronomical clock served not only to regularly imitate the natural motion of the sun and the heavens but also to prognosticate state affairs.
- What makes it worse is that these transient events are then used to prognosticate the future.
- They were saying we'd come out a billion on the wrong side at the end of last year and some were prognosticating that inflation would be in the region of 6%.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin prognosticat-, from the verb prognosticare 'make a prediction' (see prognostic).
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- So let's move it over to the soothsayer, the prognosticator of right field there at Fenway Park.
- Doug, of course, was his chief prognosticator and spiritual advisor.
- The man the Washington Post calls ‘king of election prognosticators,’ predicts Bush will win 52.8% of the popular vote.