Synonyms of portend in English:

portend

verb

  • the sound of the death-watch beetle was thought to portend the death of someone in the house
    presage, augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy; be a sign of, be a warning of, warn of, be an omen of, be an indication of, be a harbinger of; indicate, herald, signal, bode, announce, promise, threaten, point to, mean, signify, spell, denote
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