Pronunciation of Signify
/sˈɪɡnɪfˌa͡ɪ/, /sˈɪɡnɪfˌaɪ/, /s_ˈɪ_ɡ_n_ɪ_f_ˌaɪ/
Synonyms for signify
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*.
be of importance (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*.
militate, rate, cut ice, enter into consideration.
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*.
add up to.
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.
Usage examples for signify
" It doesn't signify," the man replied. – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
But what did that signify? – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu