signalize

[ sig-nl-ahyz ]
/ ˈsɪg nlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), sig·nal·ized, sig·nal·iz·ing.

to make notable or conspicuous.
to point out or indicate particularly.
to equip (a particular traffic crossing or an entire transportation route) with traffic signals.

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Also especially British, sig·nal·ise .

Origin of signalize

First recorded in 1645–55; signal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM signalize

sig·nal·i·za·tion, nounun·sig·nal·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for signalize

signalize

signalise

/ (ˈsɪɡnəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to make noteworthy or conspicuous
to point out carefully
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