connote

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v connote express or state indirectly
    • v connote involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic "solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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.
    • connote (Logic) To imply as an attribute. "The word “white” denotes all white things, as snow, paper, the foam of the sea, etc., and ipmlies, or as it was termed by the schoolmen, connotes , the attribute “whiteness.”"
    • connote To mark along with; to suggest or indicate as additional; to designate by implication; to include in the meaning; to imply. "Good, in the general notion of it, connotes also a certain suitableness of it to some other thing."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • connote Same as connotate.
    • connote To signify; mean; imply.
    • connote [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.
    • connote Synonyms Note, Denote, Connote, See the definitions of these words.
    • connote To have a meaning or signification in connection with another word.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Connote kon-ōt′ to signify secondarily: to imply along with an object the inherent attributes: to include
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See connotate, and cote
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, with, and Note.

Usage

In literature:

But he was all that those words connote.
"The Path to Rome" by Hilaire Belloc
He shaves four on 'em for a haw-penny, an' there's a deal on 'em connot pay that.
"Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine" by Edwin Waugh
Connoted and collated, it became a manuscript of extraordinary interest and significance.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Her look, her voice suddenly brought home to the an the amazing connotation of her words.
"Birthright" by T.S. Stribling
His name connotes the high water-mark of Irish statesmanship.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
We conclude, therefore, that it connotes a personal relation as well as the notion of singularity.
"Language" by Edward Sapir
The value of such names when skillfully used is that by their associations and connotation they do stir feeling.
"The Making of Arguments" by J. H. Gardiner
I have no objection to accepting the phrase, for in my mind it has no such connotation.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
The word may be defined as connoting that whence all things proceed.
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
All these characteristics supplied the aristocratic connotation of the word 'leader.
"The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln" by Francis Fisher Browne
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In poetry:

An O, my mammy's varry cold--
Just come an touch her arm:
Aw've done mi best to hap her up,
But connot mak her warm.
"The Old Bachelor's Story" by John Hartley
But if shoo's gooan an left us here,
What mun we do or say?--
We connot follow her unless,
Somebody 'll show us th' way."
"The Old Bachelor's Story" by John Hartley
Tha connot spaik;--thi een poor thing,
Are filled wi' tears already;
Tha connot even start to sing,
Thi voice is soa unsteady.
"That Drabbled Brat" by John Hartley
Burds o' monny color'd feather,
Please us as they skim along,
But ther charms all put together,
Connot equal th' skylark's song.
"Take Heart!" by John Hartley
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

In news:

They're often depicted with deer or just their antlers, which could connote goddess mythology and power.
Praising Romney's business record doesn't connote endorsement.
) and evolved wildly in connotation.
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".
These sculptures reveal how Queenland's intervention reshapes the commonplace and embeds unexpected connotations into cultural material.
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.
As a child I somehow knew the expression had sexual connotations, but I could never understand why the birds and bees were having sex together.
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In science:

Heisenberg commutation relations for the finite group Zn in while describing Heisenberg modules for non-commutative two-Torii (see for further connotations).
On Generalized Clifford Algebra $C_4^{(n)}$ and $GL_q(2;C)$ Quantum Group
The general point here is that diagrams can carry implicit assumptions or connotations that a certain distinction makes sense (aka: ‘is physically significant/real’)—and that one can propose, or hope to have, a theory of motion in which that distinction is in fact denied.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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
Unfortunately, this word has rather less savory connotations in modern Greek, translating roughly to “sewage pit”.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
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