French translation of 'signify'
1. (= represent) signifier
the orange robes that signify a follower of Hare Krishna les robes oranges qui signalent un adepte de Hare Krishna
2. (= indicate) signifier
to signify that ... signifier que ...
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Example Sentences Including 'signify'
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But going away on holiday with us all does signify something.The Sun (2014)
It's a sort of involuntary laugh to signify something so exciting, he can no longer contain himself.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Except the purchase and display of a poppy signifies something.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I don't need a ring, but there should be something to signify the moment.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
People do need to learn more about when forgetfulness might signify something more.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
We knew that the other side signified the end, a return to our normal lives.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It really signified the end of the band.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But perhaps it also signified something selfish.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Demand for those bonds has collapsed in recent weeks, which may signify the end of the bubble or simply a pause for breath.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Their significance has been what they signify: an end to rampant upward movement.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This light can signify something potentially costly and possibly dangerous to the passengers or others on the road.Christianity Today (2000)
But these were not the only changes that signified the end of boyhood.American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)
They just signify a difference of opinion.POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)
We want to merge with, to be part of, something that signifies us only through its separation from us.Critical Social Research (1990)
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British English: signify VERB
If an event, a sign, or a symbol signifies something, it is a sign of that thing or represents that thing.
One quarter's results don't signify a permanent shift.
Translation of signify from the Collins English to French Dictionary