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signifies


sig·ni·fy  (sgn-f)
v. sig·ni·fied, sig·ni·fy·ing, sig·ni·fies
v.tr.
1. To denote; mean.
2. To make known, as with a sign or word: signify ones intent.
v.intr.
1. To have meaning or importance. See Synonyms at count1.
2. Slang To exchange humorous insults in a verbal game.

[Middle English signifien, from Old French signifier, from Latin significre : signum, sign; see sign + -ficre, -fy.]

signi·fia·ble adj.
signi·fier n.
signifies

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