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To have a meaning

mean

verb

to have a particular meaning

intend

verb

to want something to have a particular meaning

say

verb

to mean something by a statement

connote

verb

if a word connotes something, it suggests an additional idea or emotion that is not part of its usual meaning

denote

verb

to mean something

cohere

verb

if ideas or arguments cohere, they seem sensible when they are considered together

suggest

verb

to make you think that something is likely to exist or to be true

record

verb

to be a record of something that has happened

fall into place

if the details of a problem or puzzle fall into place, you suddenly understand how they are connected and you can solve the problem

say it all

used for saying that something shows very clearly what someone’s feelings are or what a particular situation is really like

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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