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aus·pi·cate  audio  (ôsp-kt) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
aus·pi·cat·ed, aus·pi·cat·ing, aus·pi·cates
To begin or inaugurate with a ceremony intended to bring good luck.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin auspicr, auspict-, from auspex, auspic-, bird augur ; see auspice


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