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Definition of "signify" []

  • To denote; mean. (verb-transitive)
  • To make known, as with a sign or word: signify one's intent. (verb-transitive)
  • To have meaning or importance. See Synonyms at count1. (verb-intransitive)
  • Slang To exchange humorous insults in a verbal game. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "signify" in a sentence
  • "Not only does the term signify full recognition of nursing's human foundation and meaning but it also points the direction for nursing's necessary development."
  • "Canonical Books, it was but an easy step to make the term signify the"
  • "Alexandria makes the term signify in Syria, impudent, thieving, wicked."