imply

Imply means to express, suggest, or show something without stating it directly: A friend’s gruff manner would imply that she’s in a foul mood.

The verb imply comes from a Latin word meaning “enfold or entangle” but has come to mean “to hint at.” You might imply something that you don’t want to outright say if you’re feeling coy. If you don’t call someone back after she leaves eight messages, you imply that you don’t want to chat. When you make a subtle suggestion, you imply.

Definitions of imply
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v express or state indirectly

Synonyms:
connote
Type of:
evince, express, show
give expression to

v have as a logical consequence

Synonyms:
entail, mean
Type of:
necessitate
cause to be a concomitant

v have as a necessary feature

Synonyms:
involve
Types:
carry
be necessarily associated with or result in or involve
Type of:
feature, have
have as a feature

v suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

Types:
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presuppose, suppose
require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
intimate, suggest
imply as a possibility
connote, predicate
involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic
make out
imply or suggest
Type of:
evince, express, show
give expression to

v suggest that someone is guilty

Synonyms:
incriminate, inculpate
Type of:
evoke, paint a picture, suggest
call to mind

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