[kuh-noht] /kəˈnoʊt/

verb (used with object), connoted, connoting.
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.
to involve as a condition or accompaniment:
Injury connotes pain.
verb (used without object), connoted, connoting.
to have significance only by association, as with another word:
Adjectives can only connote, nouns can denote.
verb (transitive; often takes a clause as object)
(of a word, phrase, etc) to imply or suggest (associations or ideas) other than the literal meaning: the word “maiden” connotes modesty
to involve as a consequence or condition

1660s, from Medieval Latin connotare “to mark along with,” (see connotation). A common word in medieval logic. Related: Connoted; connoting.


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