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"signify" in British English

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signifyverb

uk   us   /ˈsɪɡ.nɪ.faɪ/ formal
(Definition of signify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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signifyverb

 us   /ˈsɪɡ·nəˌfɑɪ/
  • signify verb (MEAN)

[T] to ​mean something, or be a ​sign of: In this ​picture, ​redrepresentssulfur and ​green signifies ​hydrogen.
  • signify verb (MAKE KNOWN)

to make (something) ​known; to show: [I] All those in ​favor, ​please signify by ​raisingyourhands. [+ that clause] I need a ​letter from you signifying that this ​matter is ​closed.
(Definition of signify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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