verb rare foretell the future.
vaticinal adjective
vaticination noun
vaticinator noun
vaticinatory adjective
C17: from L. vaticinat-, vaticinari 'prophesy'.

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  • Vaticinate — Va*tic i*nate, v. i. & t. [L. vaticinatus, p. p. of vaticinari to prophesy, fr. vaticinus prophetical, fr. vates a prophet.] To prophesy; to foretell; to practice prediction; to utter prophecies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vaticinate — index anticipate (prognosticate), forewarn, portend, predict, presage, prognosticate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C …   Law dictionary

  • vaticinate — [və tis′ənāt΄] vt., vi. vaticinated, vaticinating [< L vaticinatus, pp. of vaticinari, to foretell, prophesy < vaticinus, prophetic < vates, seer, prophet: see VATIC] to prophesy; predict vaticination [vat΄ə si nā′shən] n. vaticinator n …   English World dictionary

  • vaticinate — verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin vaticinatus, past participle of vaticinari, from vates + cinari (akin to Latin canere to sing) more at chant Date: circa 1623 prophesy, predict • vaticinator noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vaticinate — vaticinator, n. /veuh tis euh nayt /, v.t., v.i., vaticinated, vaticinating. to prophesy. [1615 25; < L vaticinatus (ptp. of vaticinari to prophesy), equiv. to vati (s. of vates seer) + cin (comb. form of canere to sing, prophesy) + atus ATE1] *… …   Universalium

  • vaticinate — verb Predict or foretell (future events) …   Wiktionary

  • vaticinate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To tell about or make known (future events) by or as if by supernatural means: augur, divine, foretell, prophesy, soothsay. See FORESIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • vaticinate — v. a. (Rare.) Foretell, predict, prophesy, presage, prognosticate, augur, divine, forebode …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • vaticinate — va·tic·i·nate …   English syllables

  • vaticinate — va•tic•i•nate [[t]vəˈtɪs əˌneɪt[/t]] v. t. v. i. nat•ed, nat•ing to prophesy • Etymology: 1615–25; < L vāticinātus, ptp. of vaticinārī to prophesy =vāti , s. of vātēs seer + cinārī, der. of canere to sing, prophesy va•tic i•na′tion, n.… …   From formal English to slang