Definition of betoken (verb)
- be a signal for or a symptom of
- "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
- synonyms: bespeak, indicate, point, signal
- indicate by signs
- "These signs bode bad news"
- synonyms: augur, auspicate, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate
Source: Princeton University Wordnet