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To be a sign or symbol of something - thesaurus

Synonyms

signify

verb

to be a sign or symbol of something

signify

verb

to mean something

stand for

if a letter, an abbreviation, or a symbol stands for something, that is what it means or represents

symbolize

verb

to be a symbol of something

represent

verb

if something represents another thing, it is that thing

mean

verb

to be evidence that something exists

identify

verb

to be a sign that shows who or what someone is

betray

verb

to show something or give a sign of something

proclaim

verb

to be a clear sign of something

indicate

verb

to be a sign or symbol of something

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More synonyms

augur

verb

formal to be a sign of what may happen in the future

betoken

verb

literary to be a sign that something exists or is true

bode well/ill

to be a sign that something good/bad will happen

catch

verb

to show or represent something in a way that people can easily recognize

denote

verb

formal to be a feature that shows you what something is

designate

verb

to represent something in a particular way, for example with a sign or symbol

herald

verb

mainly literary to announce something, or to be a sign that something is going to happen soon

mark

verb

to show that something is happening

mark out

to show that someone or something will do something in the future

point to

to show the truth or importance of something

prefigure

verb

formal to have qualities that represent or suggest something that is going to happen or exist later

presage

verb

formal to be a sign that something is going to happen, especially something bad

represent

verb

to be a sign or symbol of something

represent

verb

to be a picture or image of something

show signs of something

used for talking about what seems to be happening

signal

verb

to show that something is happening or will happen

smack of

to be a sign of something bad

spell

verb

to show that something is going to happen, usually something bad

symbolise

a British spelling of symbolize

symbolize

verb

to be considered as a typical or perfect example of something

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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