connote con*note" (k[o^]n*n[=o]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {connoted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {connoting}.] [See {connotate}, and {cote}.] 1. To mark along with; to suggest or indicate as additional; to designate by implication; to include in the meaning; to imply. [1913 Webster]

Good, in the general notion of it, connotes also a certain suitableness of it to some other thing. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. (Logic) To imply as an attribute. [1913 Webster]

The word ``white'' denotes all white things, as snow, paper, the foam of the sea, etc., and ipmlies, or as it was termed by the schoolmen, connotes, the attribute ``whiteness.'' --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]

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