Meaning of connote
Pronunciation: (ku-nōt'), [key]
— v., -not•ed, -not•ing.
- to signify or suggest (certain meanings, ideas, etc.) in addition to the explicit or primary meaning: The word “fireplace” often connotes hospitality, warm comfort, etc.
- to involve as a condition or accompaniment: Injury connotes pain.
- to have significance only by association, as with another word: Adjectives can only connote, nouns can denote.
- connote (Thesaurus)