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signifyverb

uk   us   /ˈsɪɡ.nɪ.faɪ/ formal

signify verb (MEAN)

[T] to be a sign of something; to mean: Nobody really knows what the marks on the ancient stones signify. [+ that] The number 30 on a road sign signifies that the speed limit is 30 miles an hour.

signify verb (MAKE KNOWN)

[T] to make something known; to show: She signified her agreement by nodding her head. [+ (that)] She signified (that) she was in agreement by nodding her head.

signify verb (BE IMPORTANT)

[I] to have importance or to matter: Don't worry about being late - it doesn't signify.
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