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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sig·ni·fy /ˈsɪgnəˌfaɪ/
 (vt.)象徵,預示(vi.)要緊

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sig·ni·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Signified p. pr. & vb. n. Signifying ]
 1. To show by a sign; to communicate by any conventional token, as words, gestures, signals, or the like; to announce; to make known; to declare; to express; as, a signified his desire to be present.
 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.   --Swift.
 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 importance.
 Syn: -- To express; manifest; declare; utter; intimate; betoken; denote; imply; mean.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 signify
      v 1: denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An
           example sentence would show what this word means" [syn:
           mean, intend, stand for]
      2: convey or express a meaning; "These words mean nothing to
         me!"; "What does his strange behavior signify?"
      3: make known with a word or signal; "He signified his wish to
         pay the bill for our meal"
      [also: signified]