Synonyms for portend
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"Persons or things augur; persons only forebode or presage; things only betoken or portend."
CrabbEnglish Synonymes. We augur well for a voyage from past good fortune and a good start; we presage success from the stanchness of the ship and the skill of the captain. We forebode misfortune either from circumstances that betoken failure, or from gloomy fancies for which we could not give a reason. Dissipation among the officers and mutiny among the crew portend disaster. Divine has reference to the ancient soothsayers' arts (as in Gen. xliv, 5, 15), and refers rather to reading hearts than to reading the future. We say I could not divine his motive, or his intention.
I augur from all circumstances a prosperous result; I augur ill of the enterprise; "augurs ill to the rights of the people,"
Thomas JeffersonWritings vol. ii, p. 506. [ Taylor, Walton & Maberley'53.] I augur well, or this augurs well, for your cause.
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bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predictverb
indicate by signs
"These signs bode bad news"
predict, herald, bespeak, indicate, promise, figure, betoken, announce, count on, annunciate, bode, foreshadow, omen, point, harbinger, estimate, call, prognosticate, anticipate, reckon, augur, calculate, foretell, forebode, prefigure, signal, forecast, auspicate, presage
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We continue to have stronger and stronger job growth, and it seems like there's less and less inflation, which is really odd. You typically don't see that, and basically what that signals to the market is that the Fed is on hold, that could portend for better earnings in the future for companies.
Weaker economic numbers out of China and other emerging market countries don't portend well for the commodity complex, which is what Canada is based on.
The pressure will be intense on us and the other Visegrad Four countries (Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic), they will portend that once the agreement is made by certain parties - and to avoid diplomatic complications I will not tell you which country Berlin is in - we should not only bring these people to Europe but divide them amongst ourselves, as an obligation.
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- hindeuten, deuten, ankündigen, bedeuten, vorhersagen, hinweisen, vorbedeutenGerman
- προαναγγέλω, προμηνύωGreek
- presagiar, significarSpanish
- tietää, merkitäFinnish
- présager, annoncerFrench
- [[նախանշան]] [[լինել]], գուշակել, նախագուշակել, կանխագուշակելArmenian
- предвещать, предзнаменовать, предзнаменовыватьRussian
- haber vermek, delâlet etmek, belirtmek, alâmet olmak, işâret olmakTurkish
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