Synonyms of portend in English:

portend

verb

  • 1 the sight of a dead bird was believed to portend tragedy
    presage, augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy; be a sign, warn, be an omen, indicate, herald, signal, bode, promise, threaten, signify, spell, denote
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