connote

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verb con·note \ kə-ˈnōt , kä- \

Definition of connote

connoted; connoting
transitive verb
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
  • For her, the word "family" connotes love and comfort.
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.

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Origin and Etymology of connote

Medieval Latin connotare, from Latin com- + notare to note


CONNOTE Defined for English Language Learners

connote

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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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