signify

Part of speech:

To be of importance.

Part of speech: verb

To make known by signs or words; betoken in any way.

Part of speech: verb

To amount to; matter.

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Usage examples "signify":

  1. 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", George Meredith.
  2. It was, as I have shewn, often expressed Gau, and Go; and made to signify any house. - "A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I.", Jacob Bryant.
  3. The Esquimau replied by a loud chuckle, and a full display of his magnificent teeth, which Frank understood to signify a decided negative. - "Ungava", R.M. Ballantyne.