1 sign, signal, indicate, communicate, make known, convey, symbolize, betoken, represent, express, announce, declare, denote, say, mean, specify; connote, intimate, suggest, reveal, disclose, impart:
She signified her agreement by a nod. What does the phrase 'pursuit of happiness' signify to you?
2 matter, count, be significant or important or consequential, be of significance or of importance or of consequence, carry weight, impress, stand out, deserve or merit consideration:
It signifies little that they were found innocent of a crime we all believe they committed.