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Verb (transitive)


connotev. t. [See connotate, and cote.].
  •  To mark along with; to suggest or indicate as additional; to designate by implication; to include in the meaning; to imply.  [1913 Webster]
    "Good, in the general notion of it, connotes also a certain suitableness of it to some other thing."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To imply as an attribute.  [1913 Webster]
    "The word “white” denotes all white things, as snow, paper, the foam of the sea, etc., and ipmlies, or as it was termed by the schoolmen, connotes, the attribute “whiteness.”"  [1913 Webster]


connote, v.tr.
1 (of a word etc.) imply in addition to the literal or primary meaning.
2 (of a fact) imply as a consequence or condition.
3 mean, signify.

connotative adj.
med.L connotare mark in addition (as com-, notare f. nota mark)



add up to, allegorize, allude to, approve, argue, assume, attest, be construed as, be indicative of, be significant of, be symptomatic of, bespeak, betoken, breathe, bring to mind, characterize, demonstrate, denominate, denote, differentiate, disclose, display, entail, evidence, evince, exhibit, express, furnish evidence, give evidence, give indication of, give token, go to show, highlight, hint, identify, illustrate, implicate, imply, import, indicate, infer, insinuate, intend, intimate, involve, manifest, mark, mean, mean to say, note, point indirectly to, point to, presume, presuppose, refer to, reveal, set forth, show, show signs of, signalize, signify, speak for itself, speak volumes, spell, stand for, suggest, suppose, symbolize, symptomatize, symptomize, take for granted, tell, tend to show, testify




VB indicate, be the sign, of, denote, betoken, argue, testify, bear the impress, of, connote, connotate, represent, stand for, typify, symbolize, put an indication, put a mark, note, mark, stamp, earmark, blaze, label, ticket, docket, dot, spot, score, dash, trace, chalk, print, imprint, impress, engrave, stereotype, make a sign, signalize, underscore, give a signal, hang out a signal, beckon, nod, wink, glance, leer, nudge, shrug, tip the wink, gesticulate, raise the finger, hold up the finger, raise the hand, hold up the hand, saw the air, suit the action to the word, wave a banner, unfurl a banner, hoist a banner, hang out a banner, wave the hand, wave a kerchief, give the cue, show one's colors, give an alarm, sound an alarm, beat the drum, sound the trumpets, raise a cry, sign, seal, attest, underline, call attention to, give notice.

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