• WordNet 3.6
    • v auspicate commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck "They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"
    • v auspicate indicate by signs "These signs bode bad news"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Auspicate Auspicious.
    • Auspicate To foreshow; to foretoken.
    • Auspicate To give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; -- a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business. "They auspicate all their proceedings."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • auspicate To be an augury of; foreshow.
    • auspicate To initiate or inaugurate with ceremonies calculated to insure good luck. This meaning of the word was borrowed from the Roman practice of taking the auspices before undertaking any important business.
    • auspicate To begin or introduce in a favorable or auspicious manner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Auspicate to foreshow: to initiate or inaugurate with hopes of good luck:—pr.p. au′spicāting; pa.p. au′spicāted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. auspicatus, p. p. of auspicari, to take auspices, fr. auspex, a bird seer, an augur, a contr. of avispex,; avis, bird + specere, spicere, to view. See Aviary Spy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. auspiciumauspex, auspicis, a bird-seer, from avis, a bird, specĕre, to observe.


In literature:

She was such a success that important personages smiled on her and asked her to appear under undreamed of auspices.
"Robin" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The operations were commenced at both ends in 1872, under the auspices of M. Louis Favre.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII. No. 358, November 6, 1886." by Various
They ran to arms under the auspices of prince Ragotzki.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
She had begun under the worst auspices.
"The French Revolution" by R. M. Johnston
He was able to get his stock and start under fine auspices.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
Under the auspices of this association, the Eugenics Record Office was established at Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, by Dr. C. B. Davenport.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Few armaments have set forth under more pompous auspices.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
Are you determined to overthrow the commonwealth under the guidance and auspices of Appius Herdonius?
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
Under his auspices the garden of the fair Constance soon flourished: his taste guided her pencil, and his voice accompanied her lute.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
There was an early republication, under the author's auspices, in London.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
The siege of Alkmaar was one of the last acts under Alva's auspices in the Netherlands, and formed a fitting termination to his career.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
No marriage was celebrated before recourse to auspices.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Under no better auspices could the Duke of St. James bound upon the stage.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
I repeat, you cannot enter society here under better auspices than theirs.
"Evenings at Donaldson Manor" by Maria J. McIntosh
Twenty-five years after the date of these events Napoleon returned again to France, but under very different auspices from those described.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It was with such sentiments and under such auspices that Toepffer glided through the years of childhood.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865" by Various
Do we not serve under Aemilius Paullus and his Illyrian auspices?
"The Lion's Brood" by Duffield Osborne
It does not mean gathered only under special and separate religious auspices.
"Herein is Love" by Reuel L. Howe
The alliance with Ferdinand and Maximilian was renewed, and a new Holy League formed under Leo's auspices.
"Henry VIII." by A. F. Pollard
In 1885 Canon Barnett, of St. Jude's Church, London, founded Toynbee Hall under Oxford auspices.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe

In news:

The Foodservice Technology Center is funded by California utility customers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company under the auspices of the California Public Utility Commission.
There was more cooperation than battle, but 32 teams of Rhode Island high school students had it out in high-tech style Saturday morning under the auspices of New England Institute of Technology.
Dave Bennett, America's young star of swing clarinet , brings his septet to La Junta on Oct 3 to perform at the Ed Stafford Theatre, Otero Junior College, under the auspices of the Arkansas Valley Community Concert Association.
The Foodservice Technology Center is funded by California utility customers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Co mpany under the auspices of the California Public Utility Commission.
We are lawyers and teachers of law who traveled to Yugoslavia during the last several months under the auspices of the US Helsinki Watch Committee.
In August, Fayette Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville returned from its 10th Nicaragua mission under the auspices of El Ayudante (The Helper), a Tennessee-based nonprofit.
In May, 2002, under the auspices of its Advisory Committee on Health Research, WHO released Genomics and World Health.
Forty Los Gatos and Saratoga high school students got out of bed early on a Saturday morning to pack 10,038 meals for the needy under the auspices of a nonprofit international relief organization.
They rejected by a resounding margin a constitutional amendment that year that would have placed the Board of Education (and thus, public schools) under the auspices of Education and the Arts.
REMEMBER THE FIRST "EARTH SUMMIT" IN RIO DE JANEIRO in 1992 and the almost giddy sense of promise that prevailed at the first truly global meeting of world activists and government officials under the auspices of the United Nations.
Hauppauge-based LAN Associates recently inked a deal to come under the auspices of All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions focusing on managed IT services.
The lease was arranged through the auspices of Marcon International, Inc of Coupeville, Wash.
Guided by the nurturing auspices of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, in 2007 it was like a small seedling growing along with three community gardens located in neighborhoods underserved by supermarkets.
If the council wants one or two of its members to help the city clerk with administrative decisions, then they should be operating under the auspices of an "operations committee," or some such entity.
Four hundred years ago, Henry Hudson sailed into New York Harbor under Dutch auspices.

In science:

This conference series, held under the auspices of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation provides a forum for a triennial review of all areas of research in gravitation, as well as an opportunity to look forward to and plan for future challenges.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Acknowledgments This work was funded under the auspices of the U.S.
SNSPH: A Parallel 3-D Smoothed Particle Radiation Hydrodynamics Code
This work was supported in part by the Department of Energy contract DE-AC02-76SF00515. A portion of this work was also performed under the auspices of the U.S.
Two New Gravitationally Lensed Double Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
This work is partially supported by the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) under the Grant-in-Aid programme for scientific research, and the bilateral german-japanese exchange programme under the auspices of JSPS and DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
Conformally flat FRW metrics
This work was carried out under the auspices of the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S.
Beam Wandering in the Atmosphere: The Effect of Partial Coherence
The Microarray Quality Control project, a community-wide effort, under the auspices of the U.S.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
BWO and AH are supported under the auspices of the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S.
First Stars III Conference Summary
In Europe, a design study for a neutron facility has begun, and Beta Beam studies will be carried out under its auspices.
Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities
This work was performed under the auspices of the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S.
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars
Acknowledgements This work was performed under the auspices of the National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Nonproliferation Research and Development, U.S.
Millimeter Wave Scattering from Neutral and Charged Water Droplets
This work performed under the auspices of the U.S.
Photon Linear Collider Gamma-Gamma Summary
This work was carried out under the auspices of the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S.
Correlations Tests in Nuclear Mass Model Development
These collimator prototypes were manufactured under the auspices of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) from UK, and recently they have generously been lent to CERN for new studies.
Proposal for Single-Bunch Collimator Wakefield Measurements at SLAC ESTB
In §5 we give many examples, most of which are due to students with whom we have worked under the auspices of the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.
Polynomial knots
DMR060023N. R.E.R.’s work was performed under the auspices of the U.S.
The Role of Reconstructed Surfaces in the Intrinsic Dissipative Dynamics of Silicon Nanoresonators