Connotate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Connotate To connote; to suggest or designate (something) as additional; to include; to imply.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Britain's present royal family was originally named Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The name was changed in 1917, during WW1 because of German connotations. The name Windsor was suggested by one of the staff. At the same time the Battenberg family name of the cousins to the Windsors was changed into Mountbatten.
    • connotate To denote secondarily; refer to something besides the object named; imply the existence of along with or as correlated to the object named; connote; thus, the term “father” connotates a “child”: used especially of qualities whose existence is implied by adjectives: distinguished from denotate, denote.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Connotate to connote
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. con-, + notatus, p. p.of notare, to mark. Cf. Connote
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, with, and Note.

Usage

In literature:

The word "genius" has several connotations, depending on how one defines a genius.
"Damned If You Don't" by Gordon Randall Garrett
It was obvious he missed the connotation.
"We're Friends, Now" by Henry Hasse
Isolate this head from the shoulders, from all the gross connotations of the frame, and the trick would be done.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
When this was connoted to her she could scarcely keep her temper within the bounds of maternal tenderness.
"The Daughter of the Storage" by William Dean Howells
These words were not intended to connote a quantitative equality.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
It connotes all that we do not know.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Originally negative, it soon acquired a rich positive connotation.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
One must remember, of course, that in that rigorous and ascetic court high rank connoted no pomp or luxury.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
Sincerity is a matter of so many connotations.
"Outside Inn" by Ethel M. Kelley
What revolutionary advances these names connote!
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
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In poetry:

Bonny burd! aw'm fain to see thee,
For tha tells ov breeter weather;
But aw connot quite forgi thee,
Connot love thee altogether.
"To th’ Swallow" by John Hartley
An, aw connot help thinkin' an' sayin',
(Tho' yo may wonder what aw can mean),
'At if single, aw sooin should be playin'
Coortin tricks, an' be weddin' agean.
"What It Is To Be A Mother" by John Hartley
Then 'twod own 'twor better fate
Niver to ha' held the prize;
Whins an' lilies connot mate,
Sich is not ther destinies;
Then 'twor wrang for one like me,
One soa poor, to sigh for thee.
"Rejected" by John Hartley
But nah, old chap, thi limbs are stiff;--
Tha connot run an climb--but if
Tha wags thi tail,--why, that's eniff
To cheer me yet;
An th' fun we've had o'er plain an cliff,
Awst ne'er forget.
"Dick an Me" by John Hartley
Sing on, tha bonny burd, sing on, sing on;
Aw connot sing;
A claad hings ovver me, do what aw con
Fresh troubles spring.
Aw wish aw could, like thee, fly far away,
Aw'd leeav mi cares an be a burd to-day.
"Sing On" by John Hartley
Soa aw went to bed an aw slept, an then began dreamin,
'At mi wife stood by mi side,
an smiled, an mi heart left off its beatin,
An aw put aght mi hand, an awoke, an mornin wor gleamin;
An its made me feel sorrowful, an aw connot give ovver freatin.
"An Old Man's Christmas Morning" by John Hartley

In news:

When you equate something metaphorically to a roller coaster, you're often applying something of a negative connotation.
DANVERS — The notion of filling a police cruiser carries bad connotations anytime of the year, but the Fill a Cruiser for the Danvers Food Pantry fundraiser this weekend promises to do a lot of good this holiday season.
Because everything an official does is negative -- throws a flag, it's a negative connotation -- and nobody calls the league office to say, 'Hey, your officials are doing a great job'.
NORWICH – When you say that a business has gone to the dogs, it generally has a negative connotation.
The word "chips" may connote just a fraction of something, but when it comes to processing power, chips are the entire thing.
Their Connotations and Perceived Meanings.
"Hard sciences" such as physics , chemistry and math never really attracted me due to their predominantly male connotations.
Without using a failsafe research process, it is unlikely that any marketer could propose a name with no adverse global connotations or interpretations.
It seems that there is a negative connotation to the word "liberal".
Sometimes, when a company or organization is saddled with an image problem, it decides to change its brand name - in the hopes that, presto, all the nasty old connotations will be flushed down the memory hole.
But retreat has another connotation.
6 Serious science-fiction heads say SciFi carries schlocky, B-movie connotations.
Despite the more salacious connotations of the word, seduction can be an art form, believes author Perry Brass.
Yes, I know it's crippled with connotations of school-dinner gristle and gluey-gravied mess, but the lamb shanks here are anything but that.
For many people, certain images and connotations may spring to mind upon hearing the words "tent revival".
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In science:

Although the term ‘incompleteness’ may connote a defect (as if, as was the case for the model discussed [above], all incomplete theories may be ‘completed ’), incomplete theories (e.g., quantum mechanics) are by no means ipso facto defective.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
The term “access restriction” attaches a negative, totalitarian connot ation to the Cap.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
Figure 3 (right) has a clear three-dimensional connotation.
Dimers and orthogonal polynomials: connections with random matrices
Perhaps these should be called examples rather than models, since the term model connotes some degree of imprecision or ambiguity and algebra is a sub ject which allows neither.
Three lectures on free probability
The word is used in Definition 7.8 to connote that the structure of the representation itself represents (additional) potential outcomes for a set of mechanisms M that correspond with the pairs (Ai , Bi ), Ai∈ A, Bi∈ B.
General theory for interactions in sufficient cause models with dichotomous exposures
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