how to pronounce portend


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the above transcription of portend is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

portend is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of portend in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… exploded army research lab portend down …”

meanings of portend


  1. To signify; to denote.
  2. To serve as a warning or omen of.

portend frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word portend occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics portend can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that portend can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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