An example of signify is to show a disrespectful attitude that indicates a lack of interest or respect.
A red traffic light signifies that traffic must stop.
He signified his disagreement with a frown.
The test results will signify how serious the problem is. The surge in housing starts signifies an upturn in the economy.
To signify approval by saying “aye”
The rags that signify their poverty.
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