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Connotate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Connotate To connote; to suggest or designate (something) as additional; to include; to imply.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Britain's present royal family was originally named Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The name was changed in 1917, during WW1 because of German connotations. The name Windsor was suggested by one of the staff. At the same time the Battenberg family name of the cousins to the Windsors was changed into Mountbatten.
    • connotate To denote secondarily; refer to something besides the object named; imply the existence of along with or as correlated to the object named; connote; thus, the term “father” connotates a “child”: used especially of qualities whose existence is implied by adjectives: distinguished from denotate, denote.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Connotate to connote
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. con-, + notatus, p. p.of notare, to mark. Cf. Connote
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, with, and Note.

Usage

In literature:

The word "genius" has several connotations, depending on how one defines a genius.
"Damned If You Don't" by Gordon Randall Garrett
It was obvious he missed the connotation.
"We're Friends, Now" by Henry Hasse
Isolate this head from the shoulders, from all the gross connotations of the frame, and the trick would be done.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
When this was connoted to her she could scarcely keep her temper within the bounds of maternal tenderness.
"The Daughter of the Storage" by William Dean Howells
These words were not intended to connote a quantitative equality.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
It connotes all that we do not know.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Originally negative, it soon acquired a rich positive connotation.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
One must remember, of course, that in that rigorous and ascetic court high rank connoted no pomp or luxury.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
Sincerity is a matter of so many connotations.
"Outside Inn" by Ethel M. Kelley
What revolutionary advances these names connote!
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
It connotes poverty as truly as wealth, and is greater than both.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
These words were not intended to connote a quantitative equality.
"Materials and Methods of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
Correlatives, when concrete, are of course connotative.
"Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic" by William Stebbing
Why seek to revive and rehabilitate a word of such a dismal connotation?
"God and Mr. Wells" by William Archer
From this conception both the word and its dignified connotation are without doubt historically derived.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Connotation and Denotation are often said to vary inversely in quantity.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
It would be interesting to go at some length into this question of romance, all its connotations and implications.
"The Technique of Fiction Writing" by Robert Saunders Dowst
Her name became the connotation for all the depraved vices known in high life.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
They all have their negative connotation.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
The origin of the word in this connotation is somewhat complicated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

Bonny burd! aw'm fain to see thee,
For tha tells ov breeter weather;
But aw connot quite forgi thee,
Connot love thee altogether.
"To th’ Swallow" by John Hartley
An, aw connot help thinkin' an' sayin',
(Tho' yo may wonder what aw can mean),
'At if single, aw sooin should be playin'
Coortin tricks, an' be weddin' agean.
"What It Is To Be A Mother" by John Hartley
Then 'twod own 'twor better fate
Niver to ha' held the prize;
Whins an' lilies connot mate,
Sich is not ther destinies;
Then 'twor wrang for one like me,
One soa poor, to sigh for thee.
"Rejected" by John Hartley
But nah, old chap, thi limbs are stiff;--
Tha connot run an climb--but if
Tha wags thi tail,--why, that's eniff
To cheer me yet;
An th' fun we've had o'er plain an cliff,
Awst ne'er forget.
"Dick an Me" by John Hartley
Sing on, tha bonny burd, sing on, sing on;
Aw connot sing;
A claad hings ovver me, do what aw con
Fresh troubles spring.
Aw wish aw could, like thee, fly far away,
Aw'd leeav mi cares an be a burd to-day.
"Sing On" by John Hartley
Soa aw went to bed an aw slept, an then began dreamin,
'At mi wife stood by mi side,
an smiled, an mi heart left off its beatin,
An aw put aght mi hand, an awoke, an mornin wor gleamin;
An its made me feel sorrowful, an aw connot give ovver freatin.
"An Old Man's Christmas Morning" by John Hartley

In news:

When you equate something metaphorically to a roller coaster, you're often applying something of a negative connotation.
DANVERS — The notion of filling a police cruiser carries bad connotations anytime of the year, but the Fill a Cruiser for the Danvers Food Pantry fundraiser this weekend promises to do a lot of good this holiday season.
Because everything an official does is negative -- throws a flag, it's a negative connotation -- and nobody calls the league office to say, 'Hey, your officials are doing a great job'.
NORWICH – When you say that a business has gone to the dogs, it generally has a negative connotation.
The word "chips" may connote just a fraction of something, but when it comes to processing power, chips are the entire thing.
Their Connotations and Perceived Meanings.
"Hard sciences" such as physics, chemistry and math never really attracted me due to their predominantly male connotations.
Without using a failsafe research process, it is unlikely that any marketer could propose a name with no adverse global connotations or interpretations.
It seems that there is a negative connotation to the word "liberal".
Sometimes, when a company or organization is saddled with an image problem, it decides to change its brand name - in the hopes that, presto, all the nasty old connotations will be flushed down the memory hole.
But retreat has another connotation.
6 Serious science-fiction heads say SciFi carries schlocky, B-movie connotations.
Despite the more salacious connotations of the word, seduction can be an art form, believes author Perry Brass.
Yes, I know it's crippled with connotations of school-dinner gristle and gluey-gravied mess, but the lamb shanks here are anything but that.
For many people, certain images and connotations may spring to mind upon hearing the words "tent revival".
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In science:

Although the term ‘incompleteness’ may connote a defect (as if, as was the case for the model discussed [above], all incomplete theories may be ‘completed ’), incomplete theories (e.g., quantum mechanics) are by no means ipso facto defective.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
The term “access restriction” attaches a negative, totalitarian connot ation to the Cap.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
Figure 3 (right) has a clear three-dimensional connotation.
Dimers and orthogonal polynomials: connections with random matrices
Perhaps these should be called examples rather than models, since the term model connotes some degree of imprecision or ambiguity and algebra is a sub ject which allows neither.
Three lectures on free probability
The word is used in Definition 7.8 to connote that the structure of the representation itself represents (additional) potential outcomes for a set of mechanisms M that correspond with the pairs (Ai, Bi ), Ai∈ A, Bi∈ B.
General theory for interactions in sufficient cause models with dichotomous exposures
Thus, we see that the vague term “spindown” can connote any of several distinguishable results: diminishing a∗, a, or M − Mi .
Magnetic Extraction of Spin Energy from a Black Hole
Beyond the State-of-the-art The word “improvement” always connotes a relative positioning. So, the next natural quest is about “further improvements” with respect to the present.
A theoretical foundation for building Knowledge-work Support Systems
The paper being commented on only refers to, and not to any earlier work or even to ‘references therein’, thus denying readers information on what the term ‘magnetic glass’ really connotes.
N ∗ now being understood to connote the stars and gas masses combined.
Fitting dwarf galaxy rotation curves with conformal gravity
Thus in the case of names, it is necessary to distinguish between the referent of a name, and its connotation or its meaning.
Does Meaning Evolve?
The sub ject of our meeting goes by three different names, each of which carries somewhat different connotations.
Gravitational Lensing: Recent Progress and Future Goals - Conference Summary
The converse, too, is standard quantum mechanics, where “standard” connotes, in particular, the absence of hidden variables: If nothing indicates the slit taken by the electron, then the electron has not taken a particular slit.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm
Locutions such as “relative position”, “spatial relation”, or “distance” connote this qualitative feature as much as they connote quantitative determinability.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm
What is temporally differentiated is physical systems, and every physical system is temporally differentiated to the extent that it passes through distinct successive states, in the proper sense of “state” connoting properties indicated by facts.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm
But this concept is laden with connotations that are inapplicable to the fundamental constituents of matter and must therefore be “peeled off ”.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm
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