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portend (v.)

early 15c., from Latin portendere "foretell, reveal; point out, indicate," originally "to stretch forward," from por- (variant of pro-; see pro-) "forth, forward" + tendere "to stretch, extend," from PIE root *ten- "to stretch." Related: Portended; portending.

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Definitions of portend from WordNet

portend (v.)
indicate, as with a sign or an omen;
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