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prognosticate

 
Verb prognosticate has 2 senses
  1. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
    --1 is one way to guess, venture, pretend, hazard
    Derived forms: noun prognostication2, noun prognostication3, noun prognosis1, noun prognosticator1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict - indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
    --2 is one way to bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal
    Derived forms: noun prognostication1, noun prognosis1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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