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English verb: betoken

1. betoken (communication) be a signal for or a symptom of


SamplesThese symptoms indicate a serious illness.
Her behavior points to a severe neurosis.
The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued.


Synonymsbespeak, indicate, point, signal


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tell


Narrower (hyponym)augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, mark, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate

2. betoken (communication) indicate by signs


SamplesThese signs bode bad news.


Synonymsaugur, auspicate, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal


Narrower (hyponym)foreshow, threaten









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