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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 auspicate
 (vi.)卜得吉兆而開始,占卜,預言(vt.)開創

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Aus·pi·cate a.  Auspicious. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 auspicate
      v 1: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode,
            portend, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken,
            foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast,
            predict]
      2: commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck; "They
         auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"