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    Default Choosing between connote, imply, suggest etc.

    Hi,

    I want to describe a list of words in the following fashion:

    CONCRETE
    -Charasteristics: eight-letter; two-syllable etc.
    -Connotes: firmness; reliability etc.

    or, say

    BRILLIANT
    -Charasteristics: nine-letter; two-syllable etc.
    -Connotes: intelligence; wit etc.

    Is 'connotes' the right choice? Or should I use implies, suggests or ?? instead?

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    Default Re: Choosing between connote, imply, suggest etc.

    The verb 'connote' is rather formal. As you have used the noun 'characteristics', why not use the noun 'connotations', which is more widely used and is, in my opinion, appropriate?
    Last edited by 5jj; 13-Sep-2012 at 13:44.

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    Default Re: Choosing between connote, imply, suggest etc.

    Thanks for the reply. I'll do exactly that.

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