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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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