present tense third-person singular of portend
Synonyms & Antonyms of portends
formal + literary to be a sign or warning that something usually bad or unpleasant is going to happen
- The distant thunder portended a storm.
- If you're superstitious, a black cat portends trouble.
Synonyms & Near Synonyms for portends
Antonyms & Near Antonyms for portends
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