[im-pli-keyt] /ˈɪm plɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), implicated, implicating.
to show to be also involved, usually in an incriminating manner:
to be implicated in a crime.
to as a necessary circumstance, or as something to be inferred or understood.
to connect or relate to intimately; affect as a consequence:
The malfunctioning of one part of the nervous system implicates another part.
Archaic. to fold or twist together; intertwine; interlace.
to show to be involved, esp in a crime
to involve as a necessary inference; imply: his protest implicated censure by the authorities
to affect intimately: this news implicates my decision
(rare) to intertwine or entangle
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.
[im-pli-key-shuh n] /ˌɪm plɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. something or suggested as naturally to be inferred or understood: to resent an implication of dishonesty. 2. the act of : His implication of immediate changes surprised us. 3. the state of being implied: to know only by implication. 4. Logic. the relation that holds between two propositions, […]
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