Definition of connote
1 : to be associated with or inseparable from as a consequence or concomitant the remorse so often connoted by guilt
2a : to convey in addition to exact explicit meaning all the misery that poverty connotes For her, the word “family” connotes love and comfort.b : to imply as a logical connotation
Examples of connote in a Sentence
The word “childlike” connotes innocence.
For her, the word “family” connotes love and comfort.
Recent Examples of connote from the Web
And while Pelosi may connote liberalism to many, in much of the country, her brand is quite the opposite -- reflecting an elitism that can hurt Democrats on Election Day.
The classic Brooks offering—basically just a thick piece of high-quality leather stretched over a metal frame—has connoted quality and craftsmanship for over a century.
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Origin and Etymology of connote
Medieval Latin connotare, from Latin com- + notare to note
First Known Use: 1665See Words from the same year
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Definition of connote for English Language Learners
of a word : to make you think about (something) in addition to the word's meaning
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