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Meaning of betoken

be•to•ken

Pronunciation: (bi-tō'kun), [key]
— 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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