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connotationnoun [C]

uk   /ˌkɒn.əˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑː.nəˈteɪ.ʃən/
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.
connote
verb [T] uk   /kəˈnəʊt/  us   /kəˈnoʊt/ formal
To me, chocolate connotes pleasure and indulgence.
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connotationnoun [C]

 us   /ˌkɑn·əˈteɪ·ʃən/
grammar a feeling or idea that is suggested by a word in addition to its basic meaning, or something suggested by an object or situation: "Resolute" means stubborn, but with a more positive connotation.
(Definition of connotation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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