denote vs connote

denote connote


  • 1) transitive To indicate; to mark.
  • 2) transitive To refer to literally; to convey meaning.
  • 3) transitive To make overt.
  • 4) make known; make an announcement
  • 5) be a sign or indication of
  • 6) Tobetoken,imply.
  • 7) Synonyms Note, Denote, Connote. See the definitions of these words.
  • 8) To be the sign or symptom of; show; indicate: as, a quick pulse denotes fever.
  • 9) To mark off from others; identify by a mark; designate; name; signify by a sign, especially a visible sign: as, the character × denotes multiplication. See connote.
  • 10) To betoken, imply.
  • 11) To signify directly; refer to specifically.
  • 12) To serve as a symbol or name for the meaning of; signify.
  • 13) To mark; indicate.
  • 14) To be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean.
  • 15) To mark out plainly; to signify by a visible sign; to serve as the sign or name of; to indicate; to point out.


  • 1) intransitive To express without overt reference; to imply.
  • 2) transitive To signify beyond its literal or principal meaning.
  • 3) transitive To possess an inseparable related condition; to imply as a logical consequence.
  • 4) intransitive To require as a logical predicate to consequence.
  • 5) Synonyms Note, Denote, Connote, See the definitions of these words.
  • 6) To signify; mean; imply.
  • 7) To have a meaning or signification in connection with another word.
  • 8) Sameasconnotate.
  • 9) [This meaning was introduced by J. S. Mill. A word connotes those attributes which its predication of a subject asserts that that subject possesses. But connote is now often loosely used in such a sense that any attribute known to be possessed by all the objects denoted by a term is said to be connoted by that term. Mill discountenances this use of the word.
  • 10) Same as connotate.
  • 11) To have as a related or attendant condition.
  • 12) To suggest or imply in addition to literal meaning.
  • 13) (Logic) To imply as an attribute.
  • 14) To mark along with; to suggest or indicate as additional; to designate by implication; to include in the meaning; to imply.


  • 1) The term denotes a game in which a player makes a series of moves of stunning quality and originality.
  • 2) Time will gradually diminish the significance of the dry figures that denote its performance, and only the artistry will remain.
  • 3) The term can also denote a FIRM.
  • 4) Sometimes, though, a name change does denote a content change as well.
  • 5) Like the mountain goat your sign denotes, you'll slowly climb to the top in measured paces.
  • 6) That comes with a caveat - the figures denote only reported crimes - but it does suggest that these things need to be placed into context.
  • 7) ‘Kildare County Council has agreed to erect signs denoting the twinning of Kildare with French town Corps Nuds.’
  • 8) ‘The council has carried out risk assessments on all restricted areas and has reopened nearly three-quarters of the pathways - identified by a pink sign denoting a right of way.’
  • 9) ‘It is signed P O'Neill denoting official sanction.’
  • 10) ‘After materials had been returned, each participant was thanked and his or her credit slip was signed denoting participation.’
  • 11) ‘Removing one's footwear before entering a home or a temple before worship denotes a sign of respect, humility and submissiveness.’
  • 12) ‘The dotted line with a question mark denotes the suggestion of Ahlrichs that Acanthocephala and Seisonida are sister groups.’
  • 13) ‘This is a beautiful metaphor that denotes visions of purity and unblemished perfection.’
  • 14) ‘That's how bad it is - I've had to resort to multiple exclamation marks to denote sarcasm.’
  • 15) ‘The shaven head denotes purity and egolessness and is said to mitigate past life karma.’
  • 16) ‘Four pieces of missing homework did not, in Josh's opinion, denote a letter home, and all the hassle that entailed.’
  • 17) ‘We have two ‘No Entry’ signs denoting that the road in question is now closed to vehicular traffic and a few paces away we have a gleaming new 50 km sign.’
  • 18) ‘These vases were called eheia, denoting their reverberative qualities.’
  • 19) ‘A high score on these indicators denotes more emotional support.’
  • 20) ‘A globular point means safety, a conch shape represents fame, a bright yellow flame indicated no obstacles, a lotus and jewel like flame denotes wealth.’
  • 21) ‘I think a lot of people who are drawn to witchcraft sometimes will get a tattoo, or mark themselves in some way to denote a rite of passage or an experience.’
  • 22) ‘Their name was chosen to denote the feeling of being outcasts in society in terms of being musicians not geared towards a mainstream audience.’
  • 23) ‘The museum also houses the musical pillars, which, as the name denotes, produce a different sound when struck.’
  • 24) ‘Many of the hotels have German names denoting that the owners are Swiss of German origin.’
  • 25) ‘Restructuring denotes the reorientation of firms into more efficient units, gaining competitiveness and fuelling growth.’
  • 26) ‘Conversely the lighting of a candle may be symbolically significant if it denotes bringing of light, that is, relief from suffering or enlightenment.’
  • 27) ‘Next, each species or cultivar has a list of nurseries that sell it, with symbols denoting new entries, synonyms, awards of merit, variegation and so on.’
  • 28) ‘For the second quarter in a row, the company has had an ‘e’ placed after its trading symbol, denoting a late filing of accounts.’
  • 29) ‘In Courchevel, pay attention to the numbers after the name (which denote the height in metres).’
  • 30) ‘X and Y aren't a formula; they're a pair of mathematical symbols used to denote an unknown quantity.’
  • 31) ‘Each month had a name, denoting some natural feature or event.’
  • 32) ‘The semantic job of sentences is to say something, which is not to be confused with naming or denoting some thing.’
  • 33) ‘The menus have helpful symbols denoting hotness, low fat and vegetarian options.’
  • 34) ‘Different stability regions are denoted by different symbols.’
  • 35) ‘Sigma is the Greek symbol used to denote deviations from the mean.’
  • 36) ‘The main drawback of the Linnean system is that groups must be named with suffixes that denote their rank in this hierarchy.’
  • 37) ‘Now of course this comment is based on knowledge of our own decimal system which is a positional system with nine special symbols and a zero symbol to denote an empty place.’
  • 38) ‘To avoid any misunderstandings, I will use the term symbol to denote elements of the set.’
  • 39) ‘The names of the strains denote the place where the virus originated or was first isolated.’
  • 40) ‘These included the circle, half-circle and various symbols denoting rain, animal footprints, clouds and travelling signs.’
  • 41) ‘Plenty Coups, who did not write English, kept accounts on pieces of cardboard with drawings denoting customers' names and marks indicating the money they owed.’
  • 42) ‘They used a decimal system and had symbols denoting, for example, 1, 10, and 100 cubits, and they had developed methods for multiplying and dividing.’
  • 43) ‘Species are denoted by Greek letters and genes are denoted by numbers.’
  • 44) ‘Bewildered, she attempted to fight her way across the hall to another large staircase, pulling out her schedule from a back jeans pocket and looking desperately around for signs denoting the halls.’
  • 45) ‘Dark blue indicates deep ocean basins, while light blue denotes shallow seas of the continental shelf.’
  • 46) ‘Question marks denote instances where digit identity could not be assigned with certainty.’


  • 1) ‘But there are differences between straights and gays, as connoted by the word most homosexuals use to identify themselves.’
  • 2) ‘The first five terms above, included in the index, connote a feeling of being emotionally unsettled, off-balance or anxious, which are standard reactions to stressful events.’
  • 3) ‘The denial of ‘political’ agendas is a standard trope, especially under authoritarian regimes where the word connotes divisive haggling against the interests of the united people.’
  • 4) ‘The word connotes secrecy and duplicity, but the perpetrators have been completely up front and honest about their goals and about their motives.’
  • 5) ‘This word connotes a single letter or a word and also compound meanings.’
  • 6) ‘This can be seen as a welcome development, since the term ‘administrative’ used to connote the notion of a close, perhaps too close, link with the relevant government department.’
  • 7) ‘It consists mostly of ‘jaspilite,’ an unofficial term connoting rock with highly folded, alternating bands of black hematite and red jasper.’
  • 8) ‘While connoting a contempt for personal attacks, the term also reflects a reality: the political platforms of candidates are no longer the main focus of the electorate and the media.’
  • 9) ‘While this term connotes an image of a student that wavers from the norm, the research shows that most community college students are nontraditional in some sense, and, therefore, are the norm.’
  • 10) ‘The term connotes any subgroup that has traditionally been underrepresented in substance abuse prevention and treatment.’
  • 11) ‘Certainly the term connotes intervention by some intelligent agent.’
  • 12) ‘The term connotes a relationship with the Almighty that is as real as a piece of matter that can be actually held in hand.’
  • 13) ‘Originally, this word connoted precisely the opposite of what it has come to mean.’
  • 14) ‘Does this term connote the subjective and self-serving claims of the mission planners, or the foreseeable objective consequences of a particular mission?’
  • 15) ‘There is a sense in which the word person is merely the singular form of people and in which both terms connote no more than membership in a certain biological species.’
  • 16) ‘This position does not make critical theorists moral skeptics, at least insofar as that term connotes a negative or irrational quality.’
  • 17) ‘The latter term connotes a reform which is designed to return an institution to its original purpose, from which it has fallen away.’
  • 18) ‘Their very name connotes hope, and engagement with the culture around them.’
  • 19) ‘Almost always used by outsiders rather than inhabitants of the communities so labeled, the term connoted both poverty and deviance.’
  • 20) ‘It is in these two paragraphs that the reference to the phrase ‘international standards’ is used, although without elucidation of what the term connotes or how it is defined.’
  • 21) ‘However, that fact doesn't connote sinister forces at work.’
  • 22) ‘The Minister compares a genuine life sentence, which connotes seriousness of offending and proper punishment, with the fact that someone is embarrassed about a past offence.’
  • 23) ‘The establishment of the bureau does not connote a new-found official concern over the shocking conditions facing coal miners.’
  • 24) ‘Does merely being gay connote political advocacy?’
  • 25) ‘By contrast, a cave of concrete would connote fear.’
  • 26) ‘Their refusal to denounce these measures can only connote approval.’
  • 27) ‘It is both a human construction as well as a ‘fact’ that connotes something more solid.’
  • 28) ‘It is, however, open to question whether this fact connotes dissimilarity of attitudes on the part of the spouses.’
  • 29) ‘We do not deny the miraculous conception; we accept the virgin birth with all that this fact connotes and implies.’

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