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English definition of “signify”

signify

verb  /ˈsɪɡ·nəˌfɑɪ/ us  

signify verb (MEAN)

[T] to mean something, or be a sign of: In this picture, red represents sulfur and green signifies hydrogen.

signify verb (MAKE KNOWN)

to make (something) known; to show: [I] All those in favor, please signify by raising your hands. [+ that clause] I need a letter from you signifying that this matter is closed.
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