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prognosticate

 [prog-nos´tĭ-kāt]
to give a prognosis; called also prognose.

prog·nos·ti·cate

(prog-nos'ti-kāt),
To give a prognosis.
Synonym(s): prognose

prognosticate

[prognos′tikāt]
Etymology: Gk, pro, before, gnosis, knowledge
to forecast or predict from facts, present indications, or signs, such as the course a disease may take and the final outcome.

prognosticate

verb To project the outcome of a particular condition based on prior outcomes of similar cases.

prognosticate

Prognose verb To project the outcome of a particular condition or state

prog·nos·ti·cate

(prog-nos'ti-kāt)
To give a prognosis.
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It is prognosticated that electricity consumption may increase to 5800-6200 GWh by 2005 and to 6400-7100 GWh by 2010.
If historic patterns hold, premium rate increases should decline from 15 to 20 percent in 2003, and fall to the mid- single digits in 2004; -- Subsequent cycle shifts, as prognosticated by current cash flow patterns, will have adverse effect on insurance brokers.
Virtually every series prognosticated to emerge an out-of-the-box hit thanks to its plentiful pulchritude and romantic frissons - ``Skin,'' ``Coupling,'' ``Miss Match'' - has been a particular embarrassment.
On April 10, after closely following the 30-day trends, Curry's report prognosticated a market top-out of 4354 (NASDAQ June Futures) and a bottom-out of 3167.
MYG stock has been trading higher over the past couple of weeks as pundits prognosticated that Haier would make an offer as deadlines neared on Ripplewood's $2.
A report from Merrill Lynch today prognosticated that Apple Computer (Nasdaq:AAPL) could be ready to unveil its latest generation in iMac models at the Apple Worldwide Developers conference in San Francisco next week.
Curry's April 10, 2000 appearance prognosticated a market top-out of 4354 (NASDAQ June Futures), and a bottom-out of 3167.
He also prognosticated emerging capital market trends such as the "wishbone offense" where companies look at mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and private placements at the same time.