Portend vs. Presage

What’s the difference between portend and presage?

Do they have any differences with each other?


There is really no difference in the meaning of the 2 words as verbs. They both mean to warn of something to come in the future, usually something unpleasant.

It’s worth noting that presage can also be a noun, meaning an omen or warning. Portend is only a verb, but we have the noun portent which is derived from the same Latin root.

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