presignify

verb
pre·​sig·​ni·​fy | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈsig-nə-ˌfī How to pronounce presignify (audio) \
presignified; presignifying; presignifies

Definition of presignify

transitive verb

: to intimate or signify beforehand : presage

First Known Use of presignify

1586, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for presignify

Latin praesignificare, from prae- + significare to signify

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“Presignify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presignify. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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