The difference between denote and connote There was some confusion in class about the difference between these two words so let's see if we can make it clearer!

Denote means either to define something exactly, as in its dictionary definition, or to be represented by a symbol - the red dress denotes danger, whereas to connote is to imply - just like giving a hint, or suggesting, without being explicit.
An example could be: summertime denotes a season of the year, whilst it connotes warm weather/holidays. So we could say summer has connotations of hot weather and holidays.
We hope this has made it a little bit clearer!

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