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Synonyms for sign

Synonyms for sign

something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else

something that takes the place of words in communicating a thought or feeling

an expressive, meaningful bodily movement

a usually public posting that conveys a message

a conventional mark used in a writing system

a phenomenon that serves as a sign or warning of some future good or evil

to affix one's signature to

to make bodily motions so as to convey an idea or complement speech

sign on: to become a member of

sign over: to change the ownership of (property) by means of a legal document

sign up: to become a member of

Synonyms for sign

a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)


Related Words

structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted

(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

(medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease

having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)

an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

a gesture that is part of a sign language

a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified

a character indicating a relation between quantities

mark with one's signature

approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation

engage by written agreement

communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs

place signs, as along a road

communicate in sign language

make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection


used of the language of the deaf

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If I had spotted a jaundice in a 50-year-old man, that would have been a red- flag sign, which would have meant I would have sent him to hospital straight away.
Parents need to research this issue, and if their child has red flag signs, such as having an asthma attack when they eat certain things, breathing difficulties, or getting eczema they've never had before, go to your GP and ask for them to be allergy tested.
SACCSG/CHOC red flag signs of cancer * S Seek medical help early for persistent signs I 'Eye' signs such as white spot in pupil, squint, blindness or bulging eye L Lumps in abdomen, pelvis, head and neck region, limbs, testes and lymph nodes U Unexplained fever, LOW, LOA, pallor, fatigue, easy bruising and bleeding A Aching bones, joints, backache, easy fractures N Neurological: change in behaviour, balance or gait problems, loss of milestones, headache and increasing head circumference * Use of the mnemonic St SILUAN to remember the red flag signs for childhood cancers.
Early diagnosis requires: a high index of suspicion, recognising high-risk groups and recognising the red flag signs of childhood cancer.
Each section opens with a text box containing 'red flag signs and symptoms' to alert practitioners when urgent evaluation may be necessary.