To connote is defined as to suggest or convey an additional meaning or a special importance to the usual meaning of a specific word.(verb)
An example of to connote is to imply many qualities about a relationship by calling someone your partner.
See connote in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ML connotare < L com-, together + notare, to mark: see note
See connote in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb con·not·ed, con·not·ing, con·notes
Origin: Medieval Latin connotāre, to mark along with
Origin: : Latin com-, com-
Origin: + Latin notāre, to mark (from nota, mark; see gnō- in Indo-European roots).
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