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Definition of augur verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

augur

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːɡər//
 
[intransitive] augur well/badly (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they augur
BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːɡər//
 
he / she / it augurs
BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːɡərz//
 
past simple augured
BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːɡərd//
 
past participle augured
BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːɡərd//
 
-ing form auguring
BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːɡərɪŋ//
 
 
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to be a sign that something will be successful or not successful in the future synonym bode Conflicts among the various groups do not augur well for the future of the peace talks. Word Origin late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin, ‘diviner’.
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