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verb [transitive] formal connote pronunciation in American English /kəˈnoʊt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyconnote
he/she/itconnotes
present participleconnoting
past tenseconnoted
past participleconnoted
  1. 1
    if a word connotes something, it suggests an additional idea or emotion that is not part of its usual meaning
    The adjectives used in the poem all connote death.
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  2. 2
    if particular behavior or a particular situation connotes something, it suggests it
    Marriage conferred a higher status on women than spinsterhood, which connoted failure.
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