Simple Definition of connote
of a word : to make you think about (something) in addition to the word's meaning
Full Definition of connote
1 : to be associated with or inseparable from as a consequence or concomitant <the remorse so often connoted by guilt>
2 a : to convey in addition to exact explicit meaning <all the misery that poverty connotes> b : to imply as a logical connotation
Examples of connote
The word “childlike” connotes innocence.
For her, the word “family” connotes love and comfort.
Origin of connote
Medieval Latin connotare, from Latin com- + notare to note
First Known Use: 1665
Rhymes with connote
afloat, airboat, banknote, bareboat, bluecoat, blue note, box coat, bumboat, capote, car coat, catboat, C-note, compote, coyote, cutthroat, deep throat, demote, denote, devote, dovecote, dreamboat, eighth note, emote, endnote, fireboat, fistnote, flatboat, foldboat, footnote, frock coat, gemot, grace note, greatcoat, gunboat, half note, headnote, Hohhot, houseboat, housecoat, iceboat, johnboat, keelboat, keynote, lab coat, lifeboat, longboat, mash note, one-note, peacoat, pigboat, promote, Q-boat, raincoat, Rajkot, redcoat, remote, rowboat, sack coat, sailboat, sauceboat, scapegoat, seed coat, shape note, sheepcote, showboat, sore throat, speedboat, steamboat, stoneboat, straw vote, strep throat, Sukkoth, surcoat, surfboat, swan boat, tailcoat, topcoat, towboat, trench coat, tugboat, turncoat, U-boat, unquote, wainscot, whaleboat, whitethroat, whole note, woodnote, workboat
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