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connotation

noun [C]     /ˌkɒn.əˈteɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌkɑː.nə-/
a feeling or idea that is suggested by a particular word although it need not be a part of the word's meaning, or something suggested by an object or situation: The word 'lady' has connotations of refinement and excessive femininity that some women find offensive.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying connote     /kəˈnəʊt/ US  /-ˈnoʊt/ verb [T] formal To me, chocolate connotes pleasure and indulgence.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
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