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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:

    mean, indicate

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How to use signify in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Seneca:

    A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it. But if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness.

  3. Michelle Bachelet:

    The welcome releases of 62 detainees then (in June), with a further 22 – including journalist Braulio Jatar and judge (Maria) Lourdes Afiuni – set free yesterday and the authorities' acceptance of two human rights officers in the country, signify the beginning of positive engagement on the country's many human rights issues.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    To be rich or to be poor, that is the question." Hunger or homelessness can signify poverty and so can mental or emotional deficiency. Hunger or homelessness are lethal physical hazards, if they bear the taint of starvation or hypothermia. Mental or emotional deficiencies are inexorable perils, if they are stained by the black mark of depression or hopelessness. The magic antidote in any circumstances is seeing the bright side of things, possibly "with a little help". ( "Homeless down in the corner" )

  5. Prashant Agarwal:

    Many a time when faced with an important question or a task, we take time to respond. We may feel that we need to understand all the implications well and address the matter at hand thoroughly. We may want to organize our thoughts before we deal with a critical query. So we delay responding until we can provide a precise reply. But we often fail to comprehend what the delay will signify to the mind of the person who posed the question or presented the task to us. They are more likely to feel that we are not giving enough value to their query. So we are taking our own sweet time to get back to them at our leisure. Thus, misunderstandings crop in. Collective human psychology is to deal with matters that are vital to us with urgency. More often than not, we postpone only those tasks that do not matter to us. Thus, if you delay responding, the delay might be construed as a lack of priority. If it matters to you, respond immediately. Even if only to explain that you will need time to come up with a precise answer. Avoid unnecessary misconstructions and be prompt with your responses.


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