Adjective "prognosticated" definition and examples

(Prognosticated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/prɒɡˈnɒstɪkeɪt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Foretell or prophesy (a future event)
  1. 'The ability of predictors of survival to prognosticate in individual patients is, of course, limited.'
  2. 'I'm not prognosticating that carmakers will shrink to just a few major competitors, though there's still room for consolidation.'
  3. 'A common lament among those who like to prognosticate about America's future is that China and India are churning out more and better engineering students than the U.S., which presages their rise to superpowerdom.'
  4. 'Was I being asked to prognosticate or to state my own desire?'
  5. 'The sonograms, which prognosticated a boy, were wrong.'
  6. 'He does not prognosticate on those things, although they are already important.'
  7. 'Unlike many critics of genetic engineering who prognosticate a world where only perfection will be tolerated and individuality extinct, Ackroyd and Harvey's work admits to its own flawed and in-progress science.'
  8. 'This hypothesis should be re-examined and verified in a much larger cohort before it is used to prognosticate and manage patients.'
  9. 'The grade, size and depth of the sarcomas are the important factors to prognosticate the disease.'
  10. 'The astronomical clock served not only to regularly imitate the natural motion of the sun and the heavens but also to prognosticate state affairs.'

More definitions

1. to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.

2. to foretoken; presage: birds prognosticating spring. verb (used without object), prognosticated, prognosticating.

3. to make a forecast; prophesy.

More examples(as adjective)

"reserves can be prognosticated."

Origin

(prognosticate)Late Middle English: from medieval Latin prognosticat-, from the verb prognosticare ‘make a prediction’ (see prognostic).