Augur(verb) :

portend a good or bad outcome.

Auguring is what augurs did in ancient Rome. These were official   diviners whose function it was, not to foretell the future, but to divine whether the gods approved of a proposed undertaking, such as a military move. They did so by various means, among them observing the behaviour of birds and examining the entrails of sacrificed animals. Nowadays, the foretell sense of the verb is often used with an adverb. Augur comes from Latin and is related to the Latin verb augēre, meaning “to increase.”

After a year of hard work, Tina was exhilarated with the ample profit which appeared to be auguring a good start for his new start-up.


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