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Synonyms for signify
ˈsɪg nəˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mean, intend, signify, stand for(verb)

    denote or connote

    "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"

    Synonyms:
    entail, mean, typify, hold still for, represent, destine, stand for, imply, symbolise, specify, have in mind, designate, think, correspond, think of, symbolize, intend

  2. signify(verb)

    convey or express a meaning

    "These words mean nothing to me!"; "What does his strange behavior signify?"

    Synonyms:
    intend, mean, stand for

  3. signify(verb)

    make known with a word or signal

    "He signified his wish to pay the bill for our meal"

    Synonyms:
    intend, mean, stand for

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. signify

    Advert, mention, and refer are used of language that more or less distinctly utters a certain thought; the others of language from which it may be inferred. We allude to a matter slightly, perhaps by a word or phrase, as it were in byplay; we advert to it when we turn from our path to treat it; we refer to it by any clear utterance that distinctly turns the mind or attention to it; as, marginal figures refer to a parallel passage; we mention a thing by explicit word, as by naming it. The speaker adverted to the recent disturbances and the remissness of certain public officers; tho he mentioned no name, it was easy to see to whom he alluded. One may hint at a thing in a friendly way, but what is insinuated is always unfavorable, generally both hostile and cowardly. One may indicate his wishes, intimate his plans, imply his opinion, signify his will, suggest a course of action. Compare SUGGESTION.

    Synonyms:
    advert, allude, hint, imply, indicate, insinuate, intimate, mention, point, refer, suggest

    Preposition:
    The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. signify

    Synonyms:
    portend, purport, prognosticate, mean, represent, indicate, communicate, denote, betoken, declare, utter, forebode, presage

    Antonyms:
    conceal, suppress, misindicate, misdenote, nullify, refute, neutralize, preclude

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. signify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    denote, betoken, mean, imply, intimate, indicate, purport

  2. signify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    express, declare, proclaim, make known

  3. signify(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    import, matter, be of importance, be of consequence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. signify(v)

    Synonyms:
    indicate, betoken, denote, mean, matter

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "signify":

    mean, indicate

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How to use signify in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Three wise monkeys who teach to 'speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil' signify refraining totally from evil, yet they also represent 'good people' who do nothing about evil, feign ignorance, and turn a blind eye to misappropriate behaviors. It's possible that evil won't prevail in the society, if good people stop to stand by, and take positive steps to stand up and be counted.

  2. Seneca:

    I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open?

  3. Mike Conaway:

    The report’s completion will signify the closure of one chapter in the Committee’s robust oversight of the threat posed by Moscow—which began well before the investigation and will continue thereafter.

  4. Tolbert Nyenswah:

    Today signifies a very great day for our country. When the news was bad, we reported it. We stand here today to signify good news.

  5. Mohandas Ghandi:

    Non-violence does not signify that man must not fight against the enemy, and by enemy is meant the evil which men do, not the human beings themselves.

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