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PORTEND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does portend mean? 

PORTEND (verb)
  The verb PORTEND has 1 sense:

1. indicate by signs

  Familiarity information: PORTEND used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PORTEND (verb)


Sense 1portend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indicate by signs

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

augur; auspicate; presage; bode; foreshadow; omen; portend; prefigure; predict; prognosticate; betoken; forecast; foretell

Context example:

These signs bode bad news

Hypernyms (to "portend" is one way to...):

bespeak; betoken; indicate; point; signal (be a signal for or a symptom of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "portend"):

threaten (to be a menacing indication of something:)

foreshow (foretell by divine inspiration)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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