connote definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To advise or imply and literal meaning: "The Word 'liberal arts' connotes a specific elevation above utilitarian issues” ( George F. Will Likely). See Usage Note at denote.
    • to possess as a related or attendant condition: For a political leader, hesitation is apt to connote weakness.
    • To mark along side; to advise or suggest as extra; to designate by implication; relating to this is; to imply.
    • To indicate as an attribute.
  • verb:
    • To signify beyond its literal or principal definition.
    • To possess an inseparable associated condition; to indicate as a logical effect.
    • To express without overt reference; to suggest.
    • To need as a logical predicate to outcome.
    • incorporate as an essential problem of effect; as with reasoning
    • express or condition indirectly
  • others:
    • Same as connotate.
    • To represent; mean; imply.
    • [This definition had been introduced by J. S. Mill. A word connotes those attributes which its predication of an interest asserts that that subject possesses. But connote is now usually loosely used in these types of an expression that any feature considered to be possessed by all the things denoted by a term is considered connoted by that term. Mill discountenances this use of the word.
    • Synonyms Note, Denote, Connote, begin to see the meanings among these terms.
    • To have a meaning or signification in connection with another word.

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