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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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The weather condition hit the North East just a day after the prognosticating rodent Phil had predicted six more weeks of winter; an incident that tends to add to the credibility of the animal's predicting powers.
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Phil is considered the world's most powerful prognosticating rodent, and during the rest of the year when is not tasked with the job of forecasting the weather, he lives in the town library with his "wife" Phyllis.
Think of the savings to Americans in time and distraction alone if all the debating, polling, prognosticating and hype attending our quadrennial national extravaganza of primaries, caucuses and conventions were played out in, say, faraway Sri Lanka.
At least, that will be the case if media and coaches know much about prognosticating.