semantic drift: denote = "to identify, as on the basis of evidence"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sat Mar 10 15:42:50 UTC 2007

Not in OED, though adumbrated perhaps in the 17th C.

  2000 Raymond C. Kelly _Warless Societies and the Origin of War_  (Ann Arbor: U. of Michigan Press) 1: Roper...denotes 7500 to 7000 B.C. as the time period of 'the first generally accepted evidence of warfare in the Near East and the world."


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