connote

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verb con·note \kə-ˈnōt, kä-\

Definition of connote

connoted

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connoting

  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. 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

  1. The word childlike connotes innocence.

  2. For her, the word family connotes love and comfort.

Origin and Etymology of connote

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


First Known Use: 1665


CONNOTE Defined for English Language Learners

connote

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verb con·note \kə-ˈnōt, kä-\

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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