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English noun: augur

1. augur (person) (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy


Synonymsauspex


Broader (hypernym)oracle, prophesier, prophet, seer, vaticinator


Domain categoryantiquity


Domain regioncapital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Roma, Rome


English verb: augur

1. augur (communication) indicate by signs


SamplesThese signs bode bad news.


Synonymsauspicate, 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. augur (communication) predict from an omen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise









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