portend (portends, present participle portending; past and past participle portended)
- (transitive) To serve as a warning or omen of.
- 1671, John Milton, “Book the Fourth”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗:
- A kingdom they portend thee, but what kingdom, / Real or allegoric, I discern not; Nor when: eternal sure--as without end,
- (transitive) To signify; to denote.
- Let it be known that the Rapture portends the End of Days.
- French: annoncer, présager
- German: ankündigen, vorbedeuten, vorhersagen
- Russian: предвеща́ть
- Spanish: presagiar