Aus·pi·cate a. Auspicious. [Obs.]
Aus·pi·cate v. t.
1. To foreshow; to foretoken. [Obs.]
2. To give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; -- a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business.
They auspicate all their proceedings. --Burke.
v 1: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode,
portend, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken,
foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast,
2: commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck; "They
auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"