What does the word signalize mean?

Usage examples for signalize

  1. Nor can we attempt as yet, whilst the second stage in the operation of such a Plan has not yielded its destined fruit, to visualize the nature of the tasks, or discern the character of the circumstances that will mark the progressive unfoldment of a third successive crusade, the successful termination of which must signalize the closing of the first historic epoch in the evolution of the Divine Plan. – Citadel of Faith by Shoghi Effendi
  2. A number of Spaniards ran in advance, each anxious to signalize himself by the capture of the cacique. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  3. A new incident begins when a certain aspect of the action closes, when a new day opens, a new person enters, a change of scene occurs, or even a shift from dialogue to narration; any of these and many other things may cause or signalize a new incident. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock