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. Eric Sarasin spokesman:

    Eric Sarasin will pay a low six-figure amount. This payment does not represent a fine, nor does it imply any admission of guilt.

  2. Maros Sefcovic:

    It would imply that we are going to build excessive capacity ... and which would make it economically very difficult to operate the Ukrainian transit route.

  3. 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.

  4. Mohamed Younis:

    There is nothing in the data that we found that would imply that anyone is particularly trying to come to the U.S..

  5. Kevin McCarthy:

    This committee was set up for one sole purpose, to find the truth on behalf of families for four dead Americans, now, I did not imply in any way that that work is political, of course it is not. Look at the way they have carried themselves out.

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