betoken

verb be·to·ken \ bi-ˈtō-kən , bē- \

Definition of betoken

betokened; betokening play \-ˈtōk-niŋ, -ˈtō-kə-\
transitive verb
1 :to typify beforehand :presage
2 :to give evidence of :show

Examples of betoken in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of betoken

15th century

betoken Synonyms

Synonyms
bespeak, indicate, denote, mean, point (to), signify, tell (of)
Related Words
bode, foreshow, foretell, presage

BETOKEN Defined for English Language Learners

betoken

verb

Definition of betoken for English Language Learners

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



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