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with object To signify or indicate in addition, especially through the use of grammar (as by declension, case, tense, etc.). Compare earlier adsignification.
Late 17th century. From classical Latin adsignificāre (also assignificāre) to make evident, show, prove, (of words) to denote, mean from ad- + significāre.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.