transitive verb-·not′ed, -·not′ing
- to suggest or convey (associations, overtones, etc.) in addition to the explicit, or denoted, meaning: the word “mother” means “female parent,” but it generally connotes love, care, tenderness, etc.
- to imply or involve as a result, accompaniment, etc.
Origin of connoteMedieval Latin connotare from Classical Latin com-, together + notare, to mark: see note