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connote

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verb, con·note \kə-ˈnōt, kä-\

Simple Definition of connote

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of connote

connotedconnoting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to be associated with or inseparable from as a consequence or concomitant <the remorse so often connoted by guilt>

  3. 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 in a sentence

  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



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