Signify meaning

sĭgnə-fī
To signify is to indicate, represent or imply something.

An example of signify is to show a disrespectful attitude that indicates a lack of interest or respect.

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To denote; mean.

A red traffic light signifies that traffic must stop.

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To make known, as with a sign or word.

He signified his disagreement with a frown.

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To be a sign or indication of; suggest or imply.

The test results will signify how serious the problem is. The surge in housing starts signifies an upturn in the economy.

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To have meaning or importance.
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(slang) To exchange humorous insults in a verbal game.
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To have meaning or importance; be significant; matter.
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To give (something) a meaning or an importance.
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To show one's intentions with a sign etc.
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To mean; to betoken.
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To show or make known, as by a sign, words, etc.

To signify approval by saying “aye”

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To be a sign or indication of; mean.

The rags that signify their poverty.

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Origin of signify

  • Middle English signifien from Old French signifier from Latin significāre signum sign sign -ficāre -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition