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signifies

verb
present tense third-person singular of signify

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1 to be of importance
  • never mind, as the color of the room doesn't signify in the least

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2 to communicate or convey (as an idea) to the mind
  • the symbol failed to signify anything to me—until I realized that it was upside down

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3 to serve as a sign or symptom of
  • the opening of the new mall signifies the city's overdue emergence from economic depression

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“Signifies.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/signifies. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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