Translation of "signify" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈsɪɡ·nɪ·faɪ/ us /ˈsɪɡ·nəˌfɑɪ/ present participle signifying, past tense and past participle signified

to be a sign of something

Red signifies danger.

(Translation of “signify” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈsiɡnifai/ (past tense, past participle signified)

to be a sign of; to mean

significar, querer decir
His frown signified disapproval.

to show; to make known by a sign, gesture etc

indicar, señalar
He signified his approval with a nod.
significance /siɡˈnifikəns/ noun

meaning or importance

significado, importancia
a matter of great significance.
significant /siɡˈnifikənt/ adjective

important; having an important effect

significativo, importante
a significant event/development.

having a special meaning; meaningful

elocuente, expresivo
a significant look/smile.

considerable; marked

There was no significant change in the patient’s condition
There was a significant drop in the number of road accidents last year.
significantly /siɡˈnifikəntli/ adverb

in a significant manner

He patted his pocket significantly.

to an important degree

Sales levels are significantly lower than last year, which is very disappointing.

(Translation of “signify” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)