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verb con·note \kə-ˈnōt, kä-\

of a word : to make you think about (something) in addition to the word's meaning


Full Definition of CONNOTE

transitive verb
:  to be associated with or inseparable from as a consequence or concomitant <the remorse so often connoted by guilt>
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

  1. The word childlike connotes innocence.
  2. 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

Other Logic Terms

a posteriori, connotation, corollary, inference, mutually exclusive, paradox, postulate, syllogism


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