from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell. See Synonyms at predict.
- transitive v. To foreshadow; portend: urban renewal that prognosticates a social and cultural renaissance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To predict or forecast, especially through the application of skill.
- v. To presage, betoken.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To indicate as future; to foretell from signs or symptoms; to prophesy; to foreshow; to predict.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To foretell by means of present signs; predict.
- To foreshow or betoken; presage.
- Synonyms and Predict, Presage, etc. See foretell.
- To betoken.
- To judge or pronounce from presage or foreknowledge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. indicate by signs
- v. make a prediction about; tell in advance
One of the most distressing developments in journalism is this need to "prognosticate" the reaction of others.
It looks like Rivers is doing just fine, but again, I think this serves as an admonishment to people (like me) who think they can prognosticate.
For the first time in months he's inspired, ready to prognosticate the way he used to before it all started to seem a bit hollow.
Ms. Patton did not want to prognosticate how much she thought the gown could go far.
Every day for the next three days, I'll prognosticate read: guess who is going to win in several of the major categories.
The Bayh run idea is a classic case of a fantastical, ideologically-driven narrative which is then used to prognosticate future events.
It's so much like your front page poll questions that seek to have people prognosticate on one issue or another as if they have any clue!
(Soundbite of laughter) MARTIN: Just conversate instead of prognosticate?
Mr. IZRAEL: I just think, you know, Clinton thinks he likes to prognosticate.
On a call with analysts Tuesday, for example, Oracle executives took care not to prognosticate about the economy.