presignify
transitive verb Etymology: Latin praesignificare, from prae- + significare to signify Date: 1586 to intimate or signify beforehand ; presage

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  • Presignify — Pre*sig ni*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presignified}; imp. & p. p. {Presignifying}.] [L. praesignificare; prae before + significare to signify.] To intimate or signify beforehand; to presage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presignify — index caution, portend, predict, presage, prognosticate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • presignify — [prē sig′nə fī΄] vt. presignified, presignifying to signify or indicate beforehand; foreshadow …   English World dictionary

  • presignify — /pree sig neuh fuy /, v.t., presignified, presignifying. to signify or indicate beforehand; foretell. [1580 90;. < L praesignificare to show beforehand. See PRE , SIGNIFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • presignify — v. a. Prefigure, foreshow, preshow, foretoken, foreshadow, portend, augur, betoken …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • presignify — v foreshadow, prefigure, pretoken, point to, forbode. See foretell …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • presignify — pre·sig·ni·fy …   English syllables

  • presignify — /priˈsɪgnəfaɪ/ (say pree signuhfuy) verb (t) (presignified, presignifying) to signify or indicate beforehand; foretell. {Latin praesignificāre} …   Australian English dictionary

  • presignify — prēˈsignəˌfī transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ es) Etymology: Latin praesignificare, from prae pre + significare to signify : to intimate or signify beforehand : presage a long cloud … presignified a violent storm Richard Chandler …   Useful english dictionary

  • Presignified — Presignify Pre*sig ni*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presignified}; imp. & p. p. {Presignifying}.] [L. praesignificare; prae before + significare to signify.] To intimate or signify beforehand; to presage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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