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1. portend

verb. ['pɔrˈtɛnd'] indicate by signs.

Synonyms

  • betoken
  • bode
  • foretell
  • predict
  • prognosticate
  • threaten
  • foreshow
  • augur
  • forecast
  • prefigure
  • indicate
  • bespeak
  • signal
  • foreshadow
  • omen
  • auspicate
  • presage

Antonyms

  • node
  • middle
  • end
  • beginning

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Words that Rhyme with Portend

  • overextend
  • comprehend
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  • transcend
  • recommend
  • landsend
  • apprehend
  • suspend
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  • misspend
  • extend
  • expend
  • echemende
  • distend
  • contend
  • befriend
  • yearend
  • unbend
  • relend
  • intend
  • impend
  • descend
  • depend
  • defend
  • commend
  • backend
  • trend
  • spend
  • offend

Example sentences of the word portend


1. Verb, base form
Anything less than that will portend a sluggish economy, which will be reflected in the market.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
High-end smartphones include the newest technologies and often portend which features will eventually become standard in the market.

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