vaticinate

play
verb va·tic·i·nate \və-ˈti-sə-ˌnāt, va-\

Definition of vaticinate

vaticinated

;

vaticinating

vaticinator

play \və-ˈti-sə-ˌnā-tər, va-\ noun

Examples of vaticinate in a Sentence

  1. if he could really vaticinate the course of the stock market, he'd be rich enough to own Manhattan

Origin and Etymology of vaticinate

borrowed from Latin vāticinātus, past participle of vāticinārī “to make divinely inspired predictions, prophesy, warn,” verbal derivative of *vāticinium “act of prophesying,” from vātēs “prophet, seer” + canere “to sing, chant, utter” + -ium, deverbal noun suffix — more at vatic, 1chant


First Known Use: circa 1623



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