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Denote appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Denote cases runt nurses acetoned.
  • So I dare to Ned, "Denote radios!"
  • To last, I denote virility ’til i rivet on edits a lot.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb denote:


The word denote and its family (denotation, denotations, denoted, denotes, denoting) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the verb denote

What does denote mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: denoted | denoting | denotes

  1. be a sign or indication of
    • example: Her smile denoted that she agreed
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: denominate / designate = assign a name or title to
  2. have as a meaning
  3. make known; make an announcement
    • example: She denoted her feelings clearly
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of denote: announce
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the verb denote


  1. [transitive] To indicate; to mark.
  2. [transitive] To make overt.
  3. [transitive] To refer to literally; to convey meaning.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for denote

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Google previewPhysical Theatres: A Critical Introduction (2007)

by Simon Murray, John Keefe

Denote/connote. Denote means to convey the closest most literal meaning of a term, object, setting , ...

Google previewEuropean Control Conference 1991 (1991)

Volume 2

The main result we will denote is that the estimation error 8 -8 ...

Google previewFortune Teller and Dreamer's Dictionary (2005)

by Madame Le Marchand

Aprioots denote health and prosperity to the married ; to the single, marriage. 22, 5, 64. Black Cubkants denote happiness in life, and constancy in love. 12, 5, 60. Cherries are unfavorable omens; they portend vexation and trouble in marriage, ...

Google previewTypological Changes in the Lexicon (2011)

Analytic Tendencies in English Noun Formation by Alexander Haselow

Introduction Abstract nouns denote entities that cannot be perceived by the sensory organs since they have no physical correlate in the extra-linguistic world. They typically denote purely mental representations, such as emotions (e.g. re nysse ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

denote functions of x independent of it, as explained in the last section, and consequently A r' will become -' Ax" +Ap h+A g fi'+A rh3+ &e. ln like manner BxB will become Bxfl +B th +B ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

Always employed to denote future time, and never past. Thus, we may fay, J •will come immediately ; but not, / am immediately come from such a place. See Presently. 2. Without the intervention of any cause or event ; as opposed to mediately, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie

Black lines denote normal faulting (extension), dark grey lines denote strikeslip faulting, and light grey lines denote thrust faulting (compression); white lines show an uncertain tectonic regime. The longer the line length, the better the quality of ...

Google previewChambers Universal Learners' Dictionary

used to denote certain chemical compounds: nitride; oxide. -ie see -y". -ify see -fy. -ing [-in,] 1 used to form present participles of verbs, and nouns denoting an action: going; coming; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1853)

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Space generally includes the idea of extension, in at least two dimensions, both length and breadth ; whereas it is here employed to denote merely the lineal extent, the length of the traik described by the moving body. VOL. n.

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A,E,B and C denote different soil horizons

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The idea of democracy has been stripped of it moral imperatives and come to denote hollowness and hypocrisy. (Paul Wellstone)
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Scrabble value of D2E1N1O1T1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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