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connote Meaning in English

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The Definition of - connote (verb)

    verb (used with object), connoted, connoting.
    1.
    to signify or suggest (certain meanings, ideas, etc.) in addition to the explicit or primary meaning:
    The word “fireplace” often connotes hospitality, warm comfort, etc.
    2.
    to involve as a condition or accompaniment:
    Injury connotes pain.
    verb (used without object), connoted, connoting.
    3.
    to have significance only by association, as with another word:
    Adjectives can only connote, nouns can denote.

Word Example of - connote

    Example Sentences for connote

    The only names of objects which connote nothing are proper names; and these have, strictly speaking, no signification.

    But this does not connote the absence of love and respect for the master.

    But neither of these compromises seems necessary to connote the position of Professor Haeckel.

    It may connote, however, some of the most essential virtues that a race can possess.

    A relation of which the terms are unspecified does not connote a thought but merely the blank form of a thought.

    To mention an industry is almost always to connote some one of the six.

    Sometimes the masks have special characteristics to connote the racial peculiarities of those who wear them.

    Rather these words should connote the strong, the self-reliant, the youthful.

    And it must connote something besides, otherwise it would include the whole genus.

    They are not habitations, which connote life; they are repositories, which connote desuetude.

Word Origin & History of - connote

    Word Origin & History

    connote 1660s, from M.L. connotare "to mark along with," from con- "with" + notare "to mark" (see note). A common word in medieval logic.