HyperDic: signify

English > 3 senses of the word signify:
VERBcommunicationsignify, mean, intend, stand fordenote or connote
communicationsignifyconvey or express a meaning / meaning
communicationsignifymake known with a word or signal
signify > pronunciation
Soundssih'gnahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > signify: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningdenote or connote.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsmean, intend, stand for
Narrowerdenote, referHave as a meaning / meaning
Similar tosignifyconvey or express a meaning / meaning
Spanishcomportar, denotar, significar, tratar de decir
Catalancomportar, significar
Nounssigna character indicating a relation between quantities
significationthe message that is intended or expressed or signified
signifierthe phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
English > signify: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningconvey or express a meaning / meaning.
PatternSomething ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "What does his strange behavior signify?"
Broadermean, intendmean or intend to express or convey
Similar tomean, intend, signify, stand fordenote or connote
Spanishsignificar
Catalansignificar
Adjectivessignificantrich in significance or implication
Nounssigna gesture that is part of a sign language
signany nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
signa character indicating a relation between quantities
signa perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened / happened)
significancethe message that is intended or expressed or signified
English > signify: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningmake known with a word or signal.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
BroaderindicateTo state or express briefly
Adjectivessignificantrich in significance or implication

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