express or state indirectly
suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
entail, imply, mean(verb)
have as a logical consequence
"The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
incriminate, imply, inculpate(verb)
suggest that someone is guilty
have as a necessary feature
"This decision involves many changes"
to enfold, entangle.
to have as a necessary consequence
The proposition that "all dogs are mammals" implies that my dog is a mammal
to suggest by logical inference
When I state that your dog is brown, I am not implying that all dogs are brown
to hint; to insinuate; to suggest tacitly and avoid a direct statement
What do you mean "we need to be more careful with hygiene"? Are you implying that I don't wash my hands?
Origin: From emplier, from implicare, from in + plicare
to infold or involve; to wrap up
to involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting
to refer, ascribe, or attribute
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-plī′, v.t. (Spens.) to enfold: to include in reality, to express indirectly: to mean: to signify:—pr.p. imply′ing; pa.p. implied′.—adv. Implī′edly. [O. Fr. empleier—L. implicāre.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'imply' in Verbs Frequency: #366
The numerical value of imply in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of imply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
But that does not imply we're not doing enough.
Change Yourself” doesn't imply to be like everyone else, but to comply with everything that helps to be your true self.
The study doesn't imply you shouldn't let your kids nap, there are only so many hours a day that you can sleep, but that doesn't mean that napping leads to poor sleep.
This doesn't necessarily imply that luxury retailers have to launch cheaper stuff but it does necessarily imply that they have to be more relevant at every price point.
The bypass is not fixing their problem, it will often make them feel better because their leg doesn't hurt so much but to even imply that I am fixing this patient's disease is incorrect.
Images & Illustrations of imply
Translations for imply
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- implicar, insinuarCatalan, Valencian
- naznačit, implikovatCzech
- zur Folge haben, implizieren, bedeutenGerman
- implicar, insinuarSpanish
- به طور ضمنی اشاره کردنPersian
- vihjata, tarkoittaa, väittää, antaa ymmärtää, merkitä, seurata, vihjaillaFinnish
- insinuer, sous-entendre, impliquerFrench
- ciallaich, seaghaichScottish Gaelic
- maga után von, sugallHungarian
- gefa í skyn, benda tilIcelandic
- impliceren, inhouden, suggererenDutch
- implisere, insinuere, medføreNorwegian
- sugerować, pociągać (za sobą)Polish
- dar a entender, insinuar, implicarPortuguese
- подразумевать, намекать, предполагать, намекнутьRussian
- implicera, antyda, insinueraSwedish
Get even more translations for imply »
Find a translation for the imply definition in other languages:
Select another language: