Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: portends
IPA transcription: [pɔɹt'ɛndz]
Usage examples
  • But even for an onlooker in a neutral country, the significance of every move made, of every advance here and retreat there, lies in what it portends. To think upon the news as it comes to us is to attempt to see what is indicated as probable or possible regarding an outcome.