denote-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Be a sign or indication of; have as a meaning.

The gene sequences denote the lineage of the breed.
Her smile denoted that she agreed.
'multi-' denotes 'many.'
In semiotics, the lingustic sign is meant to denote.

VerbNet: indicate-78
FrameNet: Linguistic_meaning
PropBank: denote.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: Make known; make an announcement.

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[animate]] DENOTE NP2[proposition]

She denoted her feelings clearly.
The rabbit denoted her satisfaction with soft grunts.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3