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English noun: augur

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


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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