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- 1. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict, bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal
- usage: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
- 2. auspicate, get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence
- usage: commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck; "They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"
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