transitive verb

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

Word History


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

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“Auspicate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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