Implicated



[im-pli-keyt] /ˈɪm plɪˌkeɪt/

verb (used with object), implicated, implicating.
1.
to show to be also involved, usually in an incriminating manner:
to be implicated in a crime.
2.
to as a necessary circumstance, or as something to be inferred or understood.
3.
to connect or relate to intimately; affect as a consequence:
The malfunctioning of one part of the nervous system implicates another part.
4.
Archaic. to fold or twist together; intertwine; interlace.
/ˈɪmplɪˌkeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to show to be involved, esp in a crime
2.
to involve as a necessary inference; imply: his protest implicated censure by the authorities
3.
to affect intimately: this news implicates my decision
4.
(rare) to intertwine or entangle
v.

early 15c., “to convey in a fable;” c.1600, “intertwine, wreathe,” from Latin implicatus, past participle of implicare “to involve, entwine” (see implication). Meaning “involve a person in a crime, charge, etc.,” is from 1797. Related: Implicated; implicating.

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