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connote

con·note

connote

 
 
pronunciation:
k not
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: connoted, connotes, connoting
definition 1: to suggest or imply (meanings or associations) in addition to the literal meaning.
The word "beach" often connotes happy times in warm sunshine.
synonyms:
imply, import, indicate, signify, suggest
similar words:
insinuate, intimate, predicate
definition 2: to imply a connection or association with, or to involve as a result or accompaniment.
A woman wearing glasses in a film used to connote bookishness on her part or even sexual inhibition.
synonyms:
imply, mean
similar words:
cause, indicate, involve, predicate, result in, signify
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