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Synonyms for augur
ˈɔ gərau·gur

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. augur

    "Persons or things augur; persons only forebode or presage; things only betoken or portend." Crabb English Synonymes. We augur well for a voyage from past good fortune and a good start; we presage success from the stanchness of the ship and the skill of the captain. We forebode misfortune either from circumstances that betoken failure, or from gloomy fancies for which we could not give a reason. Dissipation among the officers and mutiny among the crew portend disaster. Divine has reference to the ancient soothsayers' arts (as in Gen. xliv, 5, 15), and refers rather to reading hearts than to reading the future. We say I could not divine his motive, or his intention.

    betoken, bode, divine, forebode, foretell, portend, predict, presage, prognosticate, prophesy

    assure, calculate, demonstrate, determine, establish, insure, make sure, prove, settle, warrant

    I augur from all circumstances a prosperous result; I augur ill of the enterprise; "augurs ill to the rights of the people," Thomas Jefferson Writings vol. ii, p. 506. [Taylor, Walton & Maberley '53.] I augur well, or this augurs well, for your cause.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. augur, auspexverb

    (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy


  2. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predictverb

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"

    predict, herald, bespeak, indicate, promise, figure, betoken, announce, count on, annunciate, bode, foreshadow, omen, point, harbinger, estimate, portend, call, prognosticate, anticipate, reckon, calculate, foretell, forebode, prefigure, signal, forecast, auspicate, presage

  3. augurverb

    predict from an omen

    presage, prefigure, bode, foretell, omen, portend, prognosticate, auspicate, betoken, foreshadow, predict, forecast

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. augurnoun

    soothsayer, prophet, fortune-teller

  2. augurverb

    prophesy, conjecture, predict, guess

  3. augurverb

    portend, forebode, presage, foreshow, foreshadow, prognosticate, betoken, foretell, predict, prophesy, be ominous of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. augurverb

    portend, forebode, presage, indicate, betoken

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "augur":

    bode, auger

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How to use augur in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    No one can/will insinuate himself/herself into someone else's destiny i.e. no matter how smart/sharp you think you are, you can't/won't manipulate your destiny. Moreover, that signifies until you engage and indulge in your God-given destiny, life is likely not to augur well with you. Therefore, endeavour at all cost to discover and fulfill your God-given destiny.

  2. Carlos Saladrigas:

    If President Miguel Diaz-Canel is given the post of party secretary, it would strengthen his ability to take decisions and it might augur well for more expansive reforms, if, however, someone else is appointed, especially from the ‘old guard’, it would possibly indicate... continuing economic stagnation.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Life is most likely not to augur well with anyone who is unwilling to discover and fulfill his/her destiny. Therefore, dare to discover/fulfill your God-given destiny.

Translations for augur

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  • птицегадател, предвещавам, предсказвамBulgarian
  • ptakopravec, augur, věštitCzech
  • Augur, die Zukunft vorhersagen, Hellseher, Wahrsager, wahrsagen, hellsehenGerman
  • presagiar, augurar, augurSpanish
  • ennustaja, auguuri, ennustaaFinnish
  • augurer, augureFrench
  • eun-druidh, fàisnich, fiosaicheScottish Gaelic
  • jósol, augurHungarian
  • augure, augurareItalian
  • matatuhi, matakiteMāori
  • waarzegger, voorspellen, waarzeggen, wichelaarDutch
  • przepowiadać, zapowiadać, wróżyć, wróżbitaPolish
  • áugurePortuguese
  • предвещать, предсказывать, авгур, прорицательRussian
  • bådarSwedish
  • 占卜师Chinese

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