betoken

play
verb be·to·ken \bi-ˈtō-kən, bē-\

Definition of betoken

betokened

betokening

play \-ˈtōk-niŋ, -ˈtō-kə-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to typify beforehand :  presage

  3. 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>

15th Century

First Known Use of betoken

15th century


BETOKEN Defined for English Language Learners

betoken

play
verb be·to·ken \bi-ˈtō-kən, bē-\

Definition of betoken for English Language Learners

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



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