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American English: /pɔrˈtɛnd/
British English: /pɔːˈtɛnd/

Translation of portend in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • [literary]
    Example sentences
    • In this issue, our cover story looks at CEOs in danger - and the warning signs that portend trouble.
    • But perhaps the dreadful birth defects and mutated plants are not evidence at all, but signs and wonders portending some great event.
    • Asian markets had come under heavy selling on Monday as investors portended a calamitous fall in the U.S. markets when they reopened after a four-day suspension.
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