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Definition of augur
verb [no object] (augur well/badly/ill)
(of an event or circumstance) portend a good or bad outcome:the end of the Cold War seemed to augur well the return to the gold standard augured badly for industry [with object] portend or bode (a specified outcome):a new coalition would not augur a new period of social reforms [with object] archaic foresee or predict.
(in ancient Rome) a religious official who observed natural signs, especially the behavior of birds, interpreting these as an indication of divine approval or disapproval of a proposed action.