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 for denote
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Denote \De*note"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denoted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Denoting.] [L. denotare; de- + notare to mark, nota
     mark, sign, note: cf. F. d['e]noter. See Note.]
     1. 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.
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              The better to denote her to the doctor. --Shak.
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     2. To be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean.
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              A general expression to denote wickedness of every
              sort.                                 --Gilpin.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: be a sign or indication of; "Her smile denoted that she
      2: have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' " [syn: denote,
      3: make known; make an announcement; "She denoted her feelings
         clearly" [syn: announce, denote]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  81 Moby Thesaurus words for "denote":
     add up to, advert to, allude to, announce, approve, argue, attest,
     be construed as, be indicative of, be significant of,
     be symptomatic of, be taken as, bespeak, betoken, breathe,
     characterize, connote, demonstrate, denominate, designate,
     differentiate, disclose, display, distinguish, emblematize, entail,
     evidence, evince, exhibit, express, figure, finger,
     furnish evidence, give evidence, give indication of, give token,
     go to show, highlight, hint, identify, illustrate, imply, import,
     indicate, insinuate, intend, involve, manifest, mark, mean, name,
     note, pick out, point at, point out, point to, prove, refer to,
     represent, reveal, select, set forth, show, show signs of,
     signalize, signify, speak for itself, speak volumes, specify,
     spell, stand for, stigmatize, suggest, symbol, symbolize,
     symptomatize, symptomize, tell, tend to show, testify, typify

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