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Related to connoting: denoting
tr.v. con·not·ed, con·not·ing, con·notes
1. To suggest or imply in addition to literal meaning: The word "lion" denotes a kind of wild cat but connotes courage and dignity.
2. To have as a related or attendant condition: For a political leader, hesitation is apt to connote weakness.
vb (tr; often takes a clause as object)
1. (of a word, phrase, etc) to imply or suggest (associations or ideas) other than the literal meaning: the word "maiden" connotes modesty.
2. to involve as a consequence or condition
[C17: from Medieval Latin connotāre, from notāre to mark, make a note, from nota mark, sign, note]
v.t. -not•ed, -not•ing.
1. to signify or suggest (certain meanings, ideas, etc.) in addition to the explicit or primary meaning: To me, a fireplace connotes comfort and hospitality.
2. to involve as a condition or accompaniment: Injury connotes pain.
Past participle: connoted
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|Verb||1.||connote - express or state indirectly|
|2.||connote - involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic; "solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well"|
imply - suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
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connote[kɒˈnəʊt] VT → connotar
connote[kəˈnəʊt] (formal) vt (= suggest, imply) → suggérer
vt → suggerieren