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Pronunciation: [sˈɪɡnɪfˌa͡ɪd] (IPA)

Signified is a word that often appears in various contexts, such as literature, communication, and linguistics. Its meaning can vary depending on the context, such as representing or indicating something, expressing an idea, or conveying a message. There are several synonyms, such as connoted, denoted, indicated, represented, suggested, implied, communicated, expressed, and meant. These words can help to enhance the meaning of a sentence or phrase, giving the reader a clearer understanding of what is being referred to. Using synonyms can also improve the flow and coherence of a text, making it more engaging and meaningful.

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Usage examples for Signified

Miss Archer drew forth a square of thick white paper, ornamented with the red seal by which the state board of school commissioners had signified their approval of Marjorie Dean and her work in the grammar school.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
It was now dusk, and the girl having signified her willingness to accompany him, they walked out of the church, leaving the old janitor to lock the door, which he probably did with unusual cheerfulness, for Dorris had given him an amount of money that was greater than a month's wages.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe
And how tenderly he adjusted the wraps around his wife, after she had signified her desire to accompany him, when they stepped out into the frosty morning air!
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe

Famous quotes with Signified

  • In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified.
    Roman Jakobson
  • As a general rule—never substitute the symbol for the thing signified, unless it is impossible to show the thing itself; for the child's attention is so taken up with the symbol that he will forget what it signifies.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • In giving us dominion over the animal kingdom God has signified His will that we subdue the beast within ourselves.
    John Lancaster Spalding
  • Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey the laws too well. What satire on government can equal the severity of censure conveyed in the word , which now for ages has signified , intimating that the State is a trick?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What point of morals, of manners, of economy, of philosophy, of religion, of taste, of the conduct of life, has he not settled? What mystery has he not signified his knowledge of? What office, or function, or district of man's work, has he not remembered? What king has he not taught state, as Talma taught Napoleon? What maiden has not found him finer than her delicacy? What lover has he not outloved? What sage has he not outseen? What gentleman has he not instructed in the rudeness of his behavior?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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