auspicate

transitive verb aus·pi·cate \ˈȯspəˌkāt\

Definition of auspicate

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 archaic :  to indicate in advance as though by an omen :  portend augur

  2. 2 :  to initiate or enter upon especially under circumstances or with a procedure (such as drinking a toast) calculated to ensure prosperity and good luck auspicating the trip with a cocktail

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Origin and Etymology of auspicate

Latin auspicatus, past participle of auspicari to take auspices, from auspic-, auspex


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