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impend

[ im-pend ]

verb (used without object)

  1. to be imminent; be about to happen.
  2. to threaten or menace:

    He felt that danger impended.

  3. Archaic. to hang or be suspended; overhang (usually followed by over ).


impend

/ ɪmˈpɛnd /

verb

  1. (esp of something threatening) to be about to happen; be imminent
  2. rare.
    foll by over to be suspended; hang


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Derived Forms

  • imˈpendence, noun
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Other Words From

  • super·im·pend verb (used without object)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of impend1

First recorded in 1580–90, impend is from the Latin word impendēre to hang over, threaten. See im- 1, pend
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Word History and Origins

Origin of impend1

C16: from Latin impendēre to overhang, from pendēre to hang
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Example Sentences

Over the last few weeks, anytime I’ve asked media buyers what they’re focused on I’ve heard that the impending changes from Apple’s iOS 14 update are top of mind.

From Digiday

The third-party cookie’s impending demise is one catalyst pushing publishers to prioritize their first-party data in programmatic ad sales, but advertiser demand has accelerated that push in 2020.

From Digiday

But, in this time of impending climate crisis, O’Rourke says that every little bit counts.

Despite a pandemic that’s shocked the entire economy and impending antitrust lawsuits, Big Tech is doing rather well.

From Vox

In mid-July, Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that the impending fall and winter could be “one of the most difficult times that we have experienced in American public health.”

Fines and imprisonment impend over us, for exercising one of the holiest charities of our religion.

At the distance of a mile they appeared to tower and almost impend over us.

Concealing his agitation, he began the routine of such familiar labors as impend on the eve of battle.

One speaks upon occasion, giving him warning when grave troubles impend.

The Kalmuck priest wears a leather coat, over the laps of which impend hundreds of strips, with leather tassels on the breast.

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