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English verb: portend

1. portend (communication) indicate by signs


SamplesThese signs bode bad news.


Synonymsaugur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal


Narrower (hyponym)foreshow, threaten









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