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denote

de·note

denote

 
 
pronunciation:
dih not
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: denoted, denotes, denoting
definition 1: to be a mark or signal of; indicate.
A flashing red light at an intersection denotes the imperative to halt one's vehicle.
synonyms:
indicate, mark, signify
similar words:
betoken, designate, point, portend, represent, signal, typify
definition 2: to be a name or verbal symbol for; mean.
The word "letter" denotes both an element of the alphabet and a written message to a person.
synonyms:
mean, represent, signify, stand for
similar words:
designate, name, specify, symbolize, typify
definition 3: to show or make known; reveal.
A smile usually denotes happiness.
synonyms:
indicate, reveal, show, signify
similar words:
connote, convey, express, imply, name, specify, suggest
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derivations: denotable (adj.), denotement (n.)
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