Pronunciation of Signify
/sˈɪɡnɪfˌa͡ɪ/, /sˈɪɡnɪfˌa‍ɪ/, /s_ˈɪ_ɡ_n_ɪ_f_ˌaɪ/

Synonyms for signify

abuse (verb)

backbite, bash, belittle, berate, calumniate, cap, castigate, cut down, decry, defame, derogate, discount, insult, minimize, nag, offend, oppress, persecute, reproach, revile, rip up, scold, signify, slap, smear, tear apart, upbraid, vilify, vituperate, zing, run down, blow off, bad-mouth, pick on, cuss out, dump on, cut to the quick, do a number on, give a black eye, hurl brickbat, rag on, sling mud, swear at, knock*, put down*, ride*, slam*, sound*, trash*.

announce (verb)

augur, forebode, forecast, foreshow, foretell, harbinger, herald, indicate, predict, presage, signal, Forerun.

augur (verb)

adumbrate, bode, call the shots, figure out, foreshadow, prognosticate, promise, prophesy, read, Soothsay, psych out, call it, have a hunch, crystal-ball.

be of importance (verb)

carry weight, count, mean, weigh, be of consequence, be of significance.

communicate (verb)

acquaint, advertise, advise, betray, break, broadcast, connect, contact, correspond, declare, discover, disseminate, divulge, enlighten, get across, get through, hint, impart, inform, interact, interface, let on, let out, pass on, phone, publicize, publish, raise, reach out, relate, report, reveal, ring up, spread, state, touch base, transfer, transmit, unfold, write, make known, be in touch, keep in touch, network*.

connote (verb)

designate, involve, hint at.

count (verb)

militate, rate, cut ice, enter into consideration.

denote (verb)

add up, argue, finger, make, mark, peg, prove, symbol, tab, tag, typify, put down for, hang sign on, put finger on.

dissemble (verb)

affect, camouflage, cloak, counterfeit, dissimulate, doublespeak, dress up, fake, falsify, feign, mask, pass, play possum, pussyfoot, shroud, simulate, stonewall, whitewash, cover up, make like, put on an act, put up a front, double-talk, four-flush, put on a false front, put on a front, put up a smoke screen, shuck and jive, sham*.

indicate (verb)

add up to.

mean (verb)

connote, define, denote, describe, explain, imply, indicate, intend, mean.

mean, indicate (verb)

announce, bear, bespeak, betoken, carry, communicate, connote, convey, denote, disclose, evidence, evince, exhibit, express, flash, imply, import, insinuate, intend, intimate, manifest, matter, portend, proclaim, purport, represent, show, sign, spell, stand for, suggest, symbolize, talk, tell, wink, add up to, be a sign of.

specialize (verb)

differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, individualize, mark, specialize.

Sense 1

augur, identify, mark out, necessitate, outweigh, overbalance, presage, stand out, point to, smack of, boil down to, virtual community.

Sense 2

colonize, come before, dominate, emphasize, herald, override, precede, predominate, prioritize, underpin, drive at.

Sense 3

call for, count, import, prevail, proclaim, reign.

Sense 4

be, spell, weigh.

Sense 5

betray, signal, weight.

Sense 6

cap, community, major.

Sense 8

figure, matter.

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Usage examples for signify

  1. I will turn round and round, whether others look at me or no- What does it signify?" – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. " It doesn't signify," the man replied. – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  3. Setting her down again absolutely for such, whatever it might signify, Mrs. Berry had a virtuous glow. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. That is to signify that you and I shall be about each other's ears over the skin, unless you are willing to give it to me. – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston
  5. But what did that signify? – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Rhymes for signify