Definition of betoken :
1. To foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future by that which is seen or known; as, a dark cloud often betokens a storm.
2. To signify by some visible object; to show by signs or tokens.
level, presage, call, signify, quest, channelize, calculate, estimate, count on, steer, charge, forebode, show, reckon, divine, head, taper, maneuver, point to, prognosticate, aim, bespeak, identify, manoeuvre, foretell, prophesy, forecast, sign, place, signalise, represent, luff, channelise, anticipate, portend, signalize, call for, augur, auspicate, request, harbinger, manoeuver, tell, orient, suggest, herald, stand for, proclaim, betray, figure, promise, argue, predict, repoint, bode, mean, announce, target, prefigure, sharpen, direct, foreshadow, annunciate, omen
evince (part of speech: verb)
certify, establish, document, exemplify, depose, state, declare, exhibit, evince, manifest, support, corroborate, vouch, prove, adduce, indicate, confirm, witness, observe, connote, avouch, attest, substantiate, testify, illustrate, validate, demonstrate, authenticate, determine
indicate (part of speech: verb)
guide, prompt, note, alert, gesticulate, nudge, denote, motion, gesture, notify, signal, mark, symbolize, shrug, brand, point, label, point out, beckon, wave, ticket, stamp, wink, nod, designate, cue, flag, tag
- Oh, Marie, you were right, falling stars betoken misfortune! - "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.
- The thin hair lay upon his temples in the flakes that betoken long ill- health; his eyes were the same as ever, and they had always been considered the best feature in his face; but they were sunk in their orbits, and looked hollow and gloomy. - "Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete", Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.
- For out of the black mid- tent's silence, a space of three days, Not a sound hath escaped to thy servants, of prayer or of praise, To betoken that Saul and the Spirit have ended their strife, And that, faint in his triumph, the monarch sinks back upon life. - "Browning and the Dramatic Monologue", S. S. Curry.