Definitions for betokenbɪˈtoʊ kən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to give evidence of; indicate.
to signify as a token; portend.
Origin of betoken:
bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal(verb)
be a signal for or a symptom of
"These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict(verb)
indicate by signs
"These signs bode bad news"
Signify by some visible object; show by signs or tokens.
Foreshow by present signs; indicate something future by that which is seen or known.
Origin: From bitoknen, bitacnen, from betacnian, equivalent to . Cognate with betekenen, bezeichnen, beteckna.
to signify by some visible object; to show by signs or tokens
to foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future by that which is seen or known; as, a dark cloud often betokens a storm