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[v] indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
[v] 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"

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\Be*to"ken\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betokened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betokening}.]
1. To signify by some visible object; to show by signs or tokens. A dewy cloud, and in the cloud a bow . . . Betokening peace from God, and covenant new. --Milton.
2. To foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future by that which is seen or known; as, a dark cloud often betokens a storm. Syn: To presage; portend; indicate; mark; note.

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