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connote (kuh NOHT) (verb)
To make people think about something in addition to the word's meaning: For me, the word "family" will connote love and comfort.
denote (di NOHT) (verb)
To mean something: The word "derby" can denote a horse race or a kind of hat.
When I see the photograph of the soldiers, it will always connote my ancestors. To them, serving in the military was a way to denote heroism and valor.
This entry is located in the following unit: Confusing Words Clarified: Group C; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc. (page 9)