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betoken

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verb be·to·ken \bi-ˈtō-kən, bē-\

Simple Definition of betoken

  • : to show (something) : to be a sign of (something)

Full Definition of betoken

be·to·kenedbe·to·ken·ingplay \-ˈtōk-niŋ, -ˈtō-kə-\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to typify beforehand :  presage

  3. 2 :  to give evidence of :  show

Examples of betoken

  1. <the humor in his writing is never cruel, and betokens a warm and compassionate heart>



15th Century

First Known Use of betoken

15th century



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