verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of portend
OTHER WORDS FROM portendun·por·tend·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH portendportend , pretend
Words nearby portend
Example sentences from the Web for portend
More than mRNA vaccines themselves, these lipid nanoparticles may portend big changes in pharmaceutical development.The first Covid-19 vaccines have changed biotech forever|Katherine Ellen Foley|December 22, 2020|Quartz
Skeptics argue the cryptocurrency’s famed volatility portends a repeat of what happened three years ago, when a bubble burst spectacularly.Bitcoin bombs lower, taking other digital coins with it|Bernhard Warner|November 26, 2020|Fortune
Including one Wall Street indicator that could portend bad things to come for growth investors.This stock market metric has never been further out of whack|Anne Sraders|September 20, 2020|Fortune
In June, Disney announced that it was combining its own and Hulu’s ad tech teams into one organization, which likely portends a consolidation of the ad technology the two teams use.
How value’s steep descent and growth’s ongoing explosion portend a stunning reversal of fortunes is the subject of an excellent new article, “Value in Recessions and Recoveries,” by Kalesnik and coauthor Ari Polychronopoulos.The champ’s big comeback: Why beaten-down value stocks are poised to thrive|Shawn Tully|August 18, 2020|Fortune
These numbers portend to illuminate society-threatening failures within the current immigration enforcement system.Inside The Center For Immigration Studies, The Immigration False-Fact Think Tank|Caitlin Dickson|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Could the retirement of Rep. Tom Latham, a close friend, portend the exit of Speaker John Boehner as well?
Dissonant music that might otherwise be found in a Kubrick film portend to the worst.The ‘12 Years a Slave’ Book Shows Slavery As Even More Appalling Than In the Film|Jimmy So|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But a small, important minority of these social-media clues portend real pain, struggle, even malice and disaster.Could Facebook Have Prevented the Georgia Baby Shooting?|Joshua DuBois|March 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A look at the most bizarre metrics used to portend the winner of the presidential election.Strangest Presidential Election Predictors: 7-Eleven Coffee Cups & More|Kevin Fallon|October 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A lofty birth or a large fortune portend merit, and cause it to be the sooner noticed.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre
He had acted as Ruth had bidden him; but he had no wish to be further involved in this affair, whatever it might portend.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
She went on, wondering what this could portend, for since their chance meeting, she had not laid eyes on her neighbor.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
If clouds breed high in the air, with white trains like locks of wool, they portend wind, probably rain.The Teesdale Angler|R Lakeland
What this obscure threat might portend, I could not see, but it chimed in with the delirious cruelty of the dead sergeant.The Yeoman Adventurer|George W. Gough