The words mean the same thing, but the connotation is different.
In usage it has connotations of degradation, baseness and meanness of spirit.
This does not connote that Husband use the means to maltreat their wives.
The people connoted the poems.
None of the tags in there connote notability.
Is the difference merely in the connotation, not in the denotation
It creates ineluctable connotations of Nazism.
Sometimes the connotation overrides the denotation.
The archaeological connotation of the find was significant.
The connotation changed in the past decades.