To Prognosticate is to have to knowledge of an event beforehand, to predict the future in simple terms.
Who all can prognosticate?
The list is long:
- Crystal ball gazers and tarot card readers
- Palmists or Chiromancers (Fortuneteller who predicts your future by the lines on your palms)
- Necromancers: One who can predict the future by talking to the dead.
The above name just a few. You can add the ones you know to the list as well.
And I guess this field will never be out of fashion, as human curiosity to look into the future will never end.
The dictionary definitions for Prognosticate are as follows:
1. To forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
2. To foretoken; presage: birds prognosticating spring.
Masters Tip to remember Prognosticate:
PROGNOSTICATE: A PRO who KNOWS enough to PREDICT the FUTURE.
Usage Examples for Prognosticate:
1. Anyone who thinks they can prognosticate what will happen in November is going to look foolish. -Think Progress
2. It’s so much like your front page poll questions that seek to have people prognosticate on one issue or another as if they have any clue! –CNN Poll: Americans say Obama respected by world leaders
Another way to remember it: some one who can fortell “Prog-ress”