verb (used with object), denoted, denoting.
to be a mark or sign of; indicate: A fever often denotes an infection.
to be a name or designation for; mean.
to represent by a symbol; stand as a symbol for.

1585–95; < Middle French dénoter, Latin dēnotāre to mark out, equivalent to dē- de- + notāre to mark; see note

denotable, adjective
denotement, noun
undenotable, adjective
undenoted, adjective

connote, denote.

1. mark, signal, signify, evidence. Unabridged
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denote (dɪˈnəʊt)
1.  to be a sign, symbol, or symptom of; indicate or designate
2.  (of words, phrases, expressions, etc) to have as a literal or obvious meaning
[C16: from Latin dēnotāre to mark, from notāre to mark, note]

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Word Origin & History

1590s, from M.Fr. denoter, from L. denotare "denote, mark out," from de- "completely" + notare "to mark."
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Example sentences
The pattern and colours denoted affiliations such as school, regiment or
  sporting club.
In the middle of the figure is a crosswalk denoted by two parallel solid white
  lines crossing all approaching lanes.
Many of the houses have nicknames, denoted by a relief over the door.
Only later, by slight modifications of the original word, were two designations
  developed for the opposites which it denoted.
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