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.
This would imply that LinkedIn will grow around 15 percent in 2017 and 10 percent in 2018.
I did not intend to imply in any way that the work (of the Benghazi Committee) was political.
A single digit p/e would imply an S&P 500 below 1,109 -- a whopping 40 percent below current levels.
I think the general message always should be that association studies do not actually imply causation.
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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
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