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 for prognosticate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prognosticate \Prog*nos"ti*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Prognosticated; p. pr. & vb. n. Prognosticating.] [See
     To indicate as future; to foretell from signs or symptoms; to
     prophesy; to foreshow; to predict; as, to prognosticate evil.
     [1913 Webster]
           I neither will nor can prognosticate
           To the young gaping heir his father's fate. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: To foreshow; foretoken; betoken; forebode; presage;
          predict; prophesy.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome
           of an election" [syn: predict, foretell,
           prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate,
      2: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode,
         portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage,
         betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure,
         forecast, predict]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "prognosticate":
     adumbrate, announce, augur, bet, betoken, cast a horoscope,
     cast a nativity, divine, dope, dope out, dowse for water, forebode,
     forecast, foresee, foreshadow, foretell, foretoken, fortune-tell,
     gamble, guess, harbinger, hariolate, herald, make a prediction,
     make a prognosis, make a prophecy, make book, portend, predict,
     prefigure, presage, prophesy, read palms, read tea leaves,
     read the future, risk, signal, soothsay, speculate, take a chance,
     tell fortunes, tell the future, vaticinate

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