Definition of Imply

1. Verb. Express or state indirectly.

Exact synonyms: Connote
Generic synonyms: Evince, Express, Show
Derivative terms: Connotation, Implication, Implicative



2. Verb. Suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic.
Specialized synonyms: Presuppose, Suppose, Intimate, Suggest, Connote, Predicate
Generic synonyms: Evince, Express, Show
Derivative terms: Implication, Implicative

3. Verb. Have as a logical consequence. "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
Exact synonyms: Entail, Mean
Generic synonyms: Necessitate
Derivative terms: Entailment, Implication, Implicative

4. Verb. Suggest that someone is guilty.

5. Verb. Have as a necessary feature. "This decision involves many changes"
Exact synonyms: Involve
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have
Specialized synonyms: Carry
Derivative terms: Implication, Involvement

Definition of Imply

1. v. t. To infold or involve; to wrap up.

Definition of Imply

1. Verb. (archaic) to enfold, entangle. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive of a proposition) to have as a necessary consequence ¹

3. Verb. (transitive of a person) to suggest by logical inference ¹

4. Verb. (transitive of a person or proposition) to hint; to insinuate; to suggest tacitly and avoid a direct statement ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imply

1. to indicate or suggest indirectly [v -PLIED, -PLYING, -PLIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imply

implosiveness
implosives
imploy
imployed
imploying
imployment
imploys
implumed
implunge
implunged
implunges
implunging
impluvia
impluvium
impluviums
imply (current term)
implying
impocket
impockets
impoison
impoisoned
impoisoner
impoisoners
impoisoning
impoisonment
impoisonments
impoisons
impolarily
impolarly
impolder

Literary usage of Imply

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Moral truth, therefore^ does not imply true knowledge. But, though a deviation from moral truth would be only materially a lie, and hence not blameworthy, ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Orderic seems to imply that the main offence of this survey lay in ... This might imply such stringent application of the Domesday records as would justify ..."

3. A Treatise on Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume, Thomas Hill Green, Thomas Hodge Grose (1882)
"If they imply permanent relations, his theory properly excludes them. then without any recognition of the fact that the whole reduction of primary qualities ..."

4. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"Private boards imply trade agreements and organized unions. Public boards are usually boards of conciliation, but none the less helpful, 344 — Sec. 6. ..."

5. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... timid steps—and although he may have put a vehemence into his expression that would seem to imply that he was drifting in deep waters—one cannot forbear ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"Lag paid for, and will imply a promise to pay what they are reasonably worth." There IB no error disclosed In the record, and the judgment In plaintiffs ..."

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