Definition of denote :
1. To be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean.
2. 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.
herald, bespeak, foretell, look up, harbinger, show, fall into place, bear on, import, say, have-to doe with, meaning, specify, stand for, tell, bring up, betray, suggest, spell, advert, come to, touch, mention, represent, identify, name, relate, cite, announce, consult, concern, touch on, record, cohere, refer, annunciate, pertain, proclaim, declare
indicate (part of speech: verb)
guide, betoken, brand, alert, cue, motion, gesticulate, point out, flag, gesture, point, label, notify, nod, prompt, designate, wave, nudge, ticket, shrug, mark, tag, note, symbolize, express, stamp, indicate, beckon, wink, signal
mean (part of speech: verb)
- He made an abrupt movement which seemed to denote suppressed impatience. - "The Lamp in the Desert", Ethel M. Dell.
- Miss Dare had looked down at the jewel she had thus appropriated, with a quick horror and alarm that seemed to denote she had some knowledge of its owner, or some suspicion, at least, as to whose hand had worn it before she placed it upon her own. - "Hand and Ring", Anna Katharine Green.
- The two Propositions, " dreams exist" and " drums exist", denote two totally different kinds of " existence". - "Symbolic Logic", Lewis Carroll.