[ prog-nos-ti-keyt ]
/ prɒgˈnɒs tɪˌkeɪt /

verb (used with object), prog·nos·ti·cat·ed, prog·nos·ti·cat·ing.

to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
to foretoken; presage: birds prognosticating spring.

verb (used without object), prog·nos·ti·cat·ed, prog·nos·ti·cat·ing.

to make a forecast; prophesy.

Origin of prognosticate

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin prognōsticātus, past participle of prognōsticāre. See prognostic, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for prognosticator

/ (prɒɡˈnɒstɪˌkeɪt) /


to foretell (future events) according to present signs or indications; prophesy
(tr) to foreshadow or portend

Derived forms of prognosticate

prognostication, noun prognosticative, adjective prognosticator, noun

Word Origin for prognosticate

C16: from Medieval Latin prognōsticāre to predict

Medical definitions for prognosticator

[ prŏg-nŏstĭ-kāt′ ]


To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell.