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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: connotare, from Latin com- ( COM-) + notare 'to note'

connote

verb
     
con‧note [transitive] formal
if a word connotes something, it makes you think of qualities and ideas that are more than its basic meaning [↪ denote]:
The word 'plump' connotes cheerfulness.

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