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signify

US [ˈsɪɡnɪˌfaɪ]
UK [ˈsɪɡnɪfaɪ]
  • v.表示;说明;预示;表达
  • Web意味;意味着;象征
Past Tense:signified  Simple Present:signifies  Present Participle:signifying  
signify
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v.
1.
[t]
表示;说明;预示to be a sign of sth
This decision signified a radical change in their policies.
这个决定表明了他们的政策发生了根本的变化。
This mark signifies that the products conform to an approved standard.
这个标志说明这些产品符合指定的标准。
The white belt signifies that he's an absolute beginner.
白腰带表示他完全是个新手。
2.
[t]
表达,表示,显示(感情、意愿等)to do sth to make your feelings, intentions, etc. known
She signified her approval with a smile.
她笑了笑表示赞同。
He nodded to signify that he agreed.
他点头表示同意。
3.
[i]
具有重要性;要紧to be important or to matter
His presence no longer signified.
他在不在场已不重要。

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