Definitions for betokenbɪˈtoʊ kən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•to•kenbɪˈtoʊ kən(v.t.)

  1. to give evidence of; indicate.

  2. to signify as a token; portend.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict(verb)

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"


  1. betoken(Verb)

    Signify by some visible object; show by signs or tokens.

  2. betoken(Verb)

    Foreshow by present signs; indicate something future by that which is seen or known.

  3. Origin: From bitoknen, bitacnen, from betacnian, equivalent to . Cognate with betekenen, bezeichnen, beteckna.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Betoken(verb)

    to signify by some visible object; to show by signs or tokens

  2. Betoken(verb)

    to foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future by that which is seen or known; as, a dark cloud often betokens a storm


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