verb (prognosticat, ing)
- (transitive) To predict or forecast, especially through the application of skill.
Etymology: From Old Italian prognosticare, from Latin prognosticum (-con), from Ancient Greek (prognostikon), neutral of (prognostikos) "foreknowing, prescient, prognostic", from prefix - (pro-) + (gnostikos) "of or for knowing, good at knowing", from (gignosko) "to learn to know, to perceive, to mark, to learn".
- Examining the tea-leaves, she prognosticated dark days ahead.
- (transitive) To presage, betoken.
- The bluebells may an early spring this year.
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