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Definition of connote verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

connote

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kəˈnəʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnoʊt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they connote
BrE BrE//kəˈnəʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnoʊt//
 
he / she / it connotes
BrE BrE//kəˈnəʊts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnoʊts//
 
past simple connoted
BrE BrE//kəˈnəʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnoʊtɪd//
 
past participle connoted
BrE BrE//kəˈnəʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnoʊtɪd//
 
-ing form connoting
BrE BrE//kəˈnəʊtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnoʊtɪŋ//
 
 
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connote something (formal) (of a word) to suggest a feeling, an idea, etc. as well as the main meaning Very soon ‘Third World’ came to connote poverty. compare denote Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin connotare ‘mark in addition’, from con- ‘together with’ + notare ‘to note’ (from nota ‘a mark’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: connote