Definition of Auspicate

1. Verb. Indicate by signs. "These signs bode bad news"




2. Verb. Commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck. "They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"
Generic synonyms: Begin, Commence, Get, Get Down, Set About, Set Out, Start, Start Out
Derivative terms: Auspice

Definition of Auspicate

1. a. Auspicious.

2. v. t. To foreshow; to foretoken.

Definition of Auspicate

1. Verb. To foreshow; to foretoken. ¹

2. Verb. To give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; -- a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business. ¹

3. Adjective. Auspicious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Auspicate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

Medical Definition of Auspicate

1. 1. To foreshow; to foretoken. 2. To give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business. "They auspicate all their proceedings." (Burke) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Auspicate

auscultatory gap
auscultatory percussion
auscultatory sound
ausferrite
ausform
ausformed
ausforming
ausforms
auslander
auslanders
auslaut
auslauts
auslese
ausonium
auspex
auspicate (current term)
auspicated
auspicates
auspicating
auspice
auspices
auspicial
auspicious
auspiciously
auspiciousness
aussage test
austausch
austausch coefficient
austemper
austempered

Literary usage of Auspicate

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1. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"... of his owne nature too high minded, ascribing whatsoever was in the world fortunatly exploited, unto hia auspicate direction and happie government. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"To anticipate bad news. Somerset. auspicate. Auspicious. Enter and prosper, while our eyes doe waite For an ascendent throughly auspicate. ..."

3. The Roman Assemblies from Their Origin to the End of the Republic by George Willis Botsford (1909)
"It was not the custom of the tribunes, however, to auspicate their assemblies of the plebs.7 1 As when for instance the consul forbids the minor magistrate ..."

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