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VERB (1)

1. indicate by signs;
- Example: "These signs bode bad news"
[syn: bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Portend \Por*tend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Portended; p. pr. & vb. n. Portending.] [L. portendre, portentum, to foretell, to predict, to impend, from an old preposition used in comp. + tendere to stretch. See Position, Tend.] 1. To indicate (events, misfortunes, etc.) as in future; to foreshow; to foretoken; to bode; -- now used esp. of unpropitious signs. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Many signs portended a dark and stormy day. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To stretch out before. [R.] "Doomed to feel the great Idomeneus' portended steel." --Pope. [1913 Webster] Syn: To foreshow; foretoken; betoken; forebode; augur; presage; foreshadow; threaten. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

portend v 1: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "portend": adumbrate, apprehend, augur, betoken, bode, call, croak, forebode, forecast, foreshadow, foreshow, foretoken, forewarn, give advance notice, have a premonition, have a presentiment, look black, lower, menace, omen, preapprehend, precaution, predict, premonish, prenotify, presage, prewarn, prognosticate, promise, prophesy, tell in advance, threaten, vaticinate, warn