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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    mean, indicate

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