betoken definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To be or provide a sign or portent of. See Synonyms at indicate.
    • To signify by some visible item; to show by signs or tokens.
    • To foreshow by present indications; to indicate some thing future by what is observed or understood.
  • verb:
    • Signify by some noticeable item; show by signs or tokens.
    • Foreshow by present signs; indicate anything future by what is seen or known.
    • indicate by signs
    • be an indication for or an indicator of
  • others:
    • To signify; suggest; denote in terms.
    • To be a token of; be a visible sign of; provide guarantee of.
    • To foreshow by indications; be or provide a premonition of; suggest the likelihood of: as, this fact betokens a beneficial result.
    • to provide proof; show.
    • Synonyms To symbolize; presage, portend, augur, bode.

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