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Definition of portend:

  1. To indicate as something future by signs or tokens; to forebode; to presage.


promise, lecture, divine, signal, adumbrate, calculate, show, forebode, augur, auspicate, adumbrate, reckon, announce, warn off, omen, harbinger, presage, count on, call, bode, figure, alert, bespeak, predict, sound/raise the alarm, foretell, point, whistle, estimate, prefigure, forewarn, warn, anticipate, hint, forecast, tip off, herald, foreshadow, prognosticate, foretoken, indicate, foresight, Mean, annunciate, caution, betoken, forerun.

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