Connotation and Denotation

Do you know what they mean and what they are used for?


the literal meaning of the word or dictionary meaning. for an example gathering the def. is a large group.


an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning. There is positive and negative connotation. for an example gathering the connotation for positive is gathering and negative mob

Examples of connotations and denotation

1. Positive connotation:persuade Denotation:influence one way or another Negative connotation:brain wash.

2. Positive connotation:request Denotation:ask of someone Negative connotation:demand

3.Positive connotation: debate Denotation:discuss with others Negative connotation: argue

put them in the right place. positive connotation and definition and negative connotation

  1. gaze,look steadily,stare

2. observe,watch,spy

3.slim,skinny,less than average build

4.a young age, youthful,immature

5.not having a care, irresponsible, carefree

6.delayed, not on time, tardy