What does imply mean?

Definitions for imply
ɪmˈplaɪim·ply

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imply, connote(verb)

    express or state indirectly

  2. imply(verb)

    suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

  3. entail, imply, mean(verb)

    have as a logical consequence

    "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"

  4. incriminate, imply, inculpate(verb)

    suggest that someone is guilty

  5. imply, involve(verb)

    have as a necessary feature

    "This decision involves many changes"

Wiktionary

  1. imply(Verb)

    to enfold, entangle.

    Etymology: From emplier, from implicare, from in + plicare

  2. imply(Verb)

    to have as a necessary consequence

    The proposition that "all dogs are mammals" implies that my dog is a mammal

    Etymology: From emplier, from implicare, from in + plicare

  3. imply(Verb)

    to suggest by logical inference

    When I state that your dog is brown, I am not implying that all dogs are brown

    Etymology: From emplier, from implicare, from in + plicare

  4. imply(Verb)

    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?

    Etymology: From emplier, from implicare, from in + plicare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imply(verb)

    to infold or involve; to wrap up

  2. Imply(verb)

    to involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting

  3. Imply(verb)

    to refer, ascribe, or attribute

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imply

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'imply' in Verbs Frequency: #366

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imply in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of imply in a Sentence

  1. Morgan Stanley:

    While policymakers are still trying to maintain the trade-weighted (yuan) exchange rate in a stable range, we now anticipate that they will transition towards targeting a depreciation in the NEER (nominal effective exchange rate) about two quarters earlier than initially expected, this move will help policymakers to still cut interest rates to manage deflationary pressures, but will imply further depreciation of the yuan (against the dollar).

  2. Martin Dempsey:

    But that does not imply we're not doing enough.

  3. Andrew Patrick:

    The gun lobby is deceptively cherry picking this statistic to imply that overall gun deaths are down. In fact, the opposite is true.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Change Yourself” doesn't imply to be like everyone else, but to comply with everything that helps to be your true self.

  5. Émile Durkheim:

    There is no society known where a more or less developed criminality is not found under different forms. No people exists whose morality is not daily infringed upon. We must therefore call crime necessary and declare that it cannot be non-existent, that the fundamental conditions of social organization, as they are understood, logically imply it.

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