connote / denote

connote / denote
   Connote means to "imply or suggest": Home connotes warmth and safety.
   Denote means to "indicate specifically, to mean": The word home denotes the place where you live.

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  • connote, denote —    Denote means simply to convey information. Connote describes additional aspects that follow from what is denoted. My frown as I approach the house might denote to an interested onlooker that I am unhappy, but connote that I have just spotted… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • connote, denote —    Denote means simply to convey information. Connote describes additional aspects that follow from what is denoted. My frown as I approach the house might denote to an interested onlooker that I am unhappy, but connote that I have just spotted… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • connote / denote —    Connote means to imply or suggest : Home connotes warmth and safety.    Denote means to indicate specifically, to mean : The word home denotes the place where you live …   Confused words

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

  • 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… …   Modern English usage

  • denote — 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… …   Modern English usage

  • denote — ► VERB 1) be a sign of; indicate. 2) be a name or symbol for. DERIVATIVES denotation noun denotational adjective denotative adjective. USAGE On the difference between denote and connote …   English terms dictionary

  • denote — 1 signify, *mean, import Analogous words: betoken, bespeak, *indicate, attest, argue, prove: *intend, mean: *suggest, imply, hint, intimate, insinuate 2 Denote, connote and their corresponding nouns denotation, connotation are complementary… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 — 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

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