- To suggest or imply in addition to literal meaning: "The term 'liberal arts' connotes a certain elevation above utilitarian concerns” ( George F. Will). See Usage Note at denote. (verb-transitive)
- To have as a related or attendant condition: For a political leader, hesitation is apt to connote weakness. (verb-transitive)
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