verb (used with object), connoted, connoting.
to signify or suggest (certain meanings, ideas, etc.) in addition to the explicit or primary meaning: The word “fireplace” often connotes hospitality, warm comfort, etc.
to involve as a condition or accompaniment: Injury connotes pain.
verb (used without object), connoted, connoting.
to have significance only by association, as with another word: Adjectives can only connote, nouns can denote.

1645–55; < Medieval Latin connotāre, equivalent to Latin con- con- + notāre to note

connote, denote.

1. intimate, imply. Unabridged
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connote (kɒˈnəʊt)
1.  (of a word, phrase, etc) to imply or suggest (associations or ideas) other than the literal meaning: the word "maiden" connotes modesty
2.  to involve as a consequence or condition
[C17: from Medieval Latin connotāre, from notāre to mark, make a note, from nota mark, sign, note]

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Word Origin & History

1660s, from M.L. connotare "to mark along with," from con- "with" + notare "to mark" (see note). A common word in medieval logic.
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Example sentences
It connoted a patchwork of plots, homes, and fences extending into the horizon
  of every city suburb.
It was popular among blacks in the cities, because it connoted pride and
  community control and jobs.
Low parent expectations connoted significant vulnerability especially for boys.
The word fringe connoted that these components of pay were of little substance
  to the overall pay structure of workers.
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