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English verb: auspicate

1. auspicate (communication) indicate by signs

SamplesThese signs bode bad news.

Synonymsaugur, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal

Narrower (hyponym)foreshow, threaten

2. auspicate (change) commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck

SamplesThey auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out

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