- to be a mark or sign of; indicate: A fever often denotes an infection.
- to be a name or designation for; mean.
- to represent by a symbol; stand as a symbol for.
Origin of denote
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"My niece has chosen to remain with him," she added, in a tone which denoted dissatisfaction.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
In this genealogy, males are denoted by capitals, and females by small letters.A Tangled Tale
Her cap, and her presence in that room, denoted that Mabel was company.The Mermaid
In these cases the reading of the quartos, if unanimous, is denoted by "Qq."Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois
Rosarito was trembling, and every thing about her denoted the keenest anxiety.Dona Perfecta
B. Perez Galdos
- to be a sign, symbol, or symptom of; indicate or designate
- (of words, phrases, expressions, etc) to have as a literal or obvious meaning
C16: from Latin dēnotāre to mark, from notāre to mark, note
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Word Origin and History for denoted
1590s, from Middle French dénoter (14c.), from Latin denotare "denote, mark out," from de- "completely" + notare "to mark" (see note (v.)). Related: Denoted; denoting.
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