betoken

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈtəʊkən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɪˈtoʊkən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bi tōkən)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•to•ken /bɪˈtoʊkən/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to be a sign of;
    indicate:Her deep frown betokened her feelings of sadness.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•to•ken  (bi tōkən),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to give evidence of;
    indicate:to betoken one's fidelity with a vow; a kiss that betokens one's affection.
  2. to be or give a token or sign of;
    portend:a thunderclap that betokens foul weather; an angry word that betokens hostility.
  • Middle English bitocnen, bitacnen. See be-, token 1125–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
betoken /bɪˈtəʊkən/ vb (transitive)
  1. to indicate; signify
  2. to portend; augur
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