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