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denote (v.)

1590s, "mark off from others; identify by a mark; be the sign or symptom of," from French dénoter (14c.), from Latin denotare "denote, mark out," from de- "completely" (see de-) + notare "to mark, note, make a note" (see note (v.)). Related: Denoted; denoting.

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Definitions of denote from WordNet

denote (v.)
be a sign or indication of;
Her smile denoted that she agreed
denote (v.)
have as a meaning;
`multi-' denotes `many'
Synonyms: refer
denote (v.)
make known; make an announcement;
She denoted her feelings clearly
Synonyms: announce
From wordnet.princeton.edu