connotation collocations and examples

 UK /ˌkɒnəˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

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an additional idea or emotion connected with a word


Adjectives frequently used with connotation
good/bad: negative, positive, unfortunateThe word ‘selection’ has unfortunate connotations; ‘choice’ would be better.strong: obvious, strongThe term has always carried strong connotations of privilege.types of connotation: political, religious, sexualI would blush at the mention of any item that might conceivably have some sexual connotation.
Verbs frequently used with connotation
acquire, carry, haveIt became clear that ‘experimental’ carried negative connotations.
 
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