What does imply mean?

Definitions for implyɪmˈplaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word imply.

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.

  2. imply(Verb)

    to have as a necessary consequence

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

  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

  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?

  5. Origin: 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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Martin Dempsey:

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

  2. Mizuho Securities USA Inc analysts:

    This would imply that LinkedIn will grow around 15 percent in 2017 and 10 percent in 2018.

  3. Kevin McCarthy:

    I did not intend to imply in any way that the work (of the Benghazi Committee) was political.

  4. Robert Kessler:

    A single digit p/e would imply an S&P 500 below 1,109 -- a whopping 40 percent below current levels.

  5. Adrian Vella:

    I think the general message always should be that association studies do not actually imply causation.

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