Definition of betoken verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

betoken

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtəʊkən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtoʊkən//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they betoken
BrE BrE//ˈtəʊkən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtoʊkən//
 
he / she / it betokens
BrE BrE//bɪˈtəʊkənz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈtoʊkənz//
 
past simple betokened
BrE BrE//bɪˈtəʊkənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈtoʊkənd//
 
past participle betokened
BrE BrE//bɪˈtəʊkənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈtoʊkənd//
 
-ing form betokening
BrE BrE//bɪˈtəʊkənɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈtoʊkənɪŋ//
 
 
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betoken something (literary) to be a sign of something a clear blue sky betokening a fine day Word Origin Old English betācnian, from be- (as an intensifier) + tācnian ‘signify’, of Germanic origin; related to token.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: betoken