Definition of signalize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪɡn(ə)lʌɪz/
(also signalise)


[with object]
1Mark or indicate (something), especially in a striking or conspicuous manner: people seek to change their name to signalize a change in status that has taken place
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  • Some of the tradespeople signalised the event by a display of flags, and thousands of people thronged the streets, many coming in from distant places to witness the opening proceedings.
  • The EKG showed a straight line and emitted a steady ringing tone, signalizing the end of the young man's life.
  • Dr Johnson, the literary giant of the age, basked in the political approval of the new regime, signalized with a pension from Lord Bute in 1762.
1.1 archaic Make (something) noteworthy or remarkable: a little flower with not much to signalize it
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  • The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten.
  • A teacher of large and varied attainments was procured, and pupils instructed by him have passed into private colleges, where they have signalised themselves most creditably.
  • We could easily prove that this variation has been "signalised" by many theologians.
2US & Australian Provide (an intersection) with traffic signals: (as adjective signalized) signalized crossroads
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  • The junction is situated between two signalised intersections; the upstream one being 300 m away, and the downstream one 120 m away.
  • Three groups of intersections - signalised intersections, roundabouts, and priority intersections - were evaluated.
  • However, the small set of sites at which the trial was conducted cannot be regarded as a representative sample of all signalised intersections.

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