Signify

Definition of Signify

Sig´ni`fy
v. t.1.To show by a sign; to communicate by any conventional token, as words, gestures, signals, or the like; to announce; to make known; to declare; to express; as, a signified his desire to be present.
[imp. & p. p. Signified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Signifying .]
I 'll to the king; and signify to him
That thus I have resign'd my charge to you.
- Shak.
The government should signify to the Protestants of Ireland that want of silver is not to be remedied.
- Swift.
2.To mean; to import; to denote; to betoken.
He bade her tell him what it signified.
- Chaucer.
A tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
- Shak.

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