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auspice

noun

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  1. 1 auspices pl  the financial support and general guidance for an undertaking <a program for inner-city youths that is under the auspices of a national corporation> Synonyms aegis (also egis), backing, patronage, sponsorship Related Words bankrolling, endowment, financing, funding, subsidy; encouragement, fosterage; aid, assistance, help

  2. 2 something believed to be a sign or warning of a future event <interpreted the teacher's smile as an auspice that he would get an A on his presentation> Synonyms augury, omen, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, portent, prefiguring, presageRelated Words forerunner, harbinger, herald, precursor; foretaste, hint, inkling, intimation, suggestion; forewarning; forecast, foretelling, prediction, prognostication, prophecy (also prophesy); badge, mark, note, token; divination




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