Denote meaning

dĭ-nōt
To denote is defined as to represent or be a sign of something.

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.

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To be the name for (individuals or instances of a class)
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To be a sign of; indicate.

Dark clouds denote rain.

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To signify or refer to explicitly; stand for; mean.
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To serve as a symbol or name for the meaning of; signify.

A flashing yellow light denotes caution.

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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.

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To indicate; to mark.

The yellow blazes denote the trail.

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To refer to literally; to convey meaning.

"Pre-" denotes "before."

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To mark; indicate.

A frown that denoted increasing impatience.

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To make overt.

The tears denoted her true feelings.

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Origin of denote

  • French dénoter from Latin dēnotāre dē- de- notāre to mark connote

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French denoter, from Latin denotare; de- "complete" and notare "to mark (out)"

    From Wiktionary