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Princeton's WordNet

  1. denoteverb

    be a sign or indication of

    "Her smile denoted that she agreed"

  2. denote, referverb

    have as a meaning

    "`multi-' denotes `many' "

  3. announce, denoteverb

    make known; make an announcement

    "She denoted her feelings clearly"


  1. denoteverb

    To indicate; to mark.

    The yellow blazes denote the trail.

  2. denoteverb

    To make overt.

    The tears denoted her true feelings.

  3. denoteverb

    To refer to literally; to convey meaning.

    "Pre-" denotes "before."

  4. Etymology: From denoter, from denotare; de- "complete" and notare "to mark (out)"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DENOTEverb

    To mark; to be a sign of; to betoken; to shew by signs; as, a quick pulse denotes a fever.

    Etymology: denoto, Latin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Denoteverb

    to mark out plainly; to signify by a visible sign; to serve as the sign or name of; to indicate; to point out; as, the hands of the clock denote the hour

  2. Denoteverb

    to be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean

  3. Etymology: [L. denotare; de- + notare to mark, nota mark, sign, note: cf. F. dnoter. See Note.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Denote

    dē-nōt′, v.t. to note or mark off: to indicate by a sign: to signify or mean: (log.) to indicate the objects comprehended in a class.—adj. Denō′table.—n. Denotā′tion, that which a word names or indicates, in contradistinction to that which it connotes or signifies.—adj. Denō′tative.—adv. Denō′tatively.—n. Denōte′ment (Shak.), a sign or indication. [Fr.,—L. denotāre, -ātumde, inten., and notāre, to mark—nota, a mark or sign.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of denote in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of denote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of denote in a Sentence

  1. Minna Thomas Antrim:

    Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.

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  • دلArabic
  • издавам, показвам, означавамBulgarian
  • offenbaren, offenlegen, kennzeichnen, bedeuten, preisgeben, aufdecken, markierenGerman
  • denotar, marcar, revelar, señalar, significarSpanish
  • فاش کردن, نشان دادنPersian
  • paljastaa, tarkoittaa, merkitä, ilmaista, osoittaaFinnish
  • dénoterFrench
  • indicare, significare, rivelareItalian
  • betekenen, aanduiden, aangevenDutch
  • angiNorwegian
  • указывать, означать, отличать, отмечать, обозначать, символизировать, показывать, свидетельствовать, значить, различатьRussian
  • குறிக்கTamil
  • gTurkish
  • chứng tỏVietnamese
  • 表示Chinese

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    call in an official matter, such as to attend court
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