1. signify

verb. ['ˈsɪgnəˌfaɪ'] denote or connote.


  • mean
  • stand for
  • denote
  • refer


  • generous
  • nice
  • noble
  • abnormal

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Rhymes with Signify

  • dignify

Sentences with signify

1. Verb, base form
after a dentist's name is meant to signify that the dentist is a licensed practitioner of dentistry.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Crosses are significant to Christians because they signify the weight that Jesus bore for the sins of humans.

Quotes about signify

1. I have little left in myself -- I must have you. The world may laugh -- may call me absurd, selfish -- but it does not signify. My very soul demands you: it will be satisfied, or it will take deadly vengeance on its frame.
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

2. Sex is mathematics. Individuality no longer an issue. What does intelligence signify? Define reason. Desire - meaningless. Intellect is not a cure. Justice is dead.
- Bret Easton Ellis

3. The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. In short, the power of a certain kind of dream is such that death need not indicate finality at all but rather signify a metaphysical and metaphorical leap forward.
- Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

2. signify

verb. ['ˈsɪgnəˌfaɪ'] convey or express a meaning.


  • mean
  • intend


  • rich
  • unskilled
  • differ

3. signify

verb. ['ˈsɪgnəˌfaɪ'] make known with a word or signal.


  • rede