betoken

[bih-toh-kuhn]
verb (used with object)
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.

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English bitocnen, bitacnen. See be-, token

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betoken (bɪˈtəʊkən)
 
vb
1.  to indicate; signify: black clothes betoken mourning
2.  to portend; augur

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betoken
late 12c., from be- + O.E. tacnian "to signify," from tacn "sign" (see token).
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Example sentences
The appearance of those who had been in consultation did not betoken a hopeful prospect for impeachment.
The entries in combination betoken a sale rather than a lease.
Possibly the correspondent may be right, though his actions did not betoken such a purpose.
Presidents directions in this regard betoken a singular insight.
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