connote

connote, denote
Both words mean broadly ‘to signify’ but that is where the correspondence ends. A word denotes its primary meaning; it connotes attributes associated with the broad primary meaning. So the word spring denotes the first season of the year, but connotes fresh growth, renewal, young love, and so on.

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  • connoté — ⇒CONNOTÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de connoter. II. Emploi adj. Se dit d une suite linguistique qui a des connotations (B 1). Mot fortement connoté. Système connoté. L ensemble des signifiants et des signifiés de connotation (B 2) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • connote — ► VERB 1) (of a word) imply or suggest in addition to its primary or literal meaning. 2) imply as a consequence or condition. DERIVATIVES connotative adjective. USAGE Connote does not mean the same as denote: whereas denote refers …   English terms dictionary

  • connote — con*note (k[o^]n*n[=o]t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {connoted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {connoting}.] [See {connotate}, and {cote}.] 1. To mark along with; to suggest or indicate as additional; to designate by implication; to include in the meaning; to imply …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • connote — I verb allude to, carry a suggestion, communicate, convey, denote, designate, evidence, express, give indirect information, hint, imply, indicate, infer, insinuate, intimate, involve, make indirect suggestion, mean, point to, refer to, represent …   Law dictionary

  • connote — 1660s, from M.L. connotare to mark along with, (see CONNOTATION (Cf. connotation)). A common word in medieval logic …   Etymology dictionary

  • connote — *denote Analogous words: *suggest, imply, intimate, hint: *express, voice, utter: import, signify, *mean, denote …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • connote — [v] imply add up to, betoken, denote, designate, evidence, express, hint at, import, indicate, insinuate, intend, intimate, involve, mean, signify, spell, suggest; concepts 75,118 Ant. denote …   New thesaurus

  • connote — [kə nōt′] vt. connoted, connoting [ML connotare < L com , together + notare, to mark: see NOTE] 1. to suggest or convey (associations, overtones, etc.) in addition to the explicit, or denoted, meaning [the word “mother” means “female parent,”… …   English World dictionary

  • Connoté — Dénotation et connotation Les termes de cet article sont fréquemment amalgamés : discipline de la sémantique : Dénotation , connotation En linguistique le sens ou signifié dénotatif, la dénotation, s oppose au sens ou signifié… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • connote — UK [kəˈnəʊt] / US [kəˈnoʊt] verb [transitive] Word forms connote : present tense I/you/we/they connote he/she/it connotes present participle connoting past tense connoted past participle connoted formal 1) if a word connotes something, it… …   English dictionary

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