I 'll to the king; and signify to him That thus I
have resign'd my charge to you. --Shak.
The government should signify to the Protestants of
Ireland that want of silver is not to be remedied.
2. To mean; to import; to denote; to betoken.
He bade her tell him what it signified. --Chaucer.
A tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. --Shak.
Note: Signify is often used impersonally; as, it signifies
nothing, it does not signify, that is, it is of no
Syn: To express; manifest; declare; utter; intimate; betoken;
denote; imply; mean.