- An example of denote is when a brand name indicates quality.
- An example of denote is when you use an "X" to represent your signature.
transitive verb-·not′ed, -·not′ing
- to be a sign of; indicate: dark clouds denote rain
- to signify or refer to explicitly; stand for; mean: said of words, signs, or symbols
- Logic to be the name for (individuals or instances of a class)
Origin of denoteFrench dénoter from Middle French from Classical Latin denotare, to mark out, denote from de-, down + notare, to mark from nota, note
transitive verbde·not·ed, de·not·ing, de·notes
- To mark; indicate: a frown that denoted increasing impatience.
- To serve as a symbol or name for the meaning of; signify: A flashing yellow light denotes caution.
- To signify directly; refer to specifically: The word “river” denotes a moving body of water and connotes such things as the relentlessness of time and the changing nature of life.
Origin of denoteFrench dénoter from Latin dēnotāre dē- de- notāre to mark ; see connote .
(third-person singular simple present denotes, present participle denoting, simple past and past participle denoted)
From Middle French denoter, from Latin denotare; de- "complete" and notare "to mark (out)"