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con·note

connote

 
 
pronunciation:
k not
grammatical pattern:
verb + that
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: connotes, connoting, connoted
definition 1: to suggest or imply (meanings or associations) in addition to the literal meaning.
The word "beach" tends to connote happy times of relaxation in warm sunshine.If a student is called a "scholar," it connotes that this person is serious, diligent, and intelligent.[verb + that ]
synonyms:
imply, import, indicate, signify, suggest
similar words:
insinuate, intimate, predicate
definition 2: to imply a connection or association with.
A woman wearing glasses in a film used to connote bookishness on her part or even sexual inhibition.
synonyms:
imply
similar words:
indicate, involve, predicate, signify
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