Word of the Every Other Day

auspicate

[aw-spi-keyt]

verb (used with object), aus·pi·cat·ed, aus·pi·cat·ing.
to initiate with ceremonies calculated to ensure good luck; inaugurate.

 

Origin of auspicate
1595–1605; < Latin auspicātus consecrated by auguries (past participle of auspicārī ), equivalent to auspic- (stem of auspex) + -ātus -ate

Historical Examples of auspicate
Our words “auspicious” and ” auspicate ” are derived from the “auspices,” or outlook on nature which these seers practised.

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