Meaning of IMPLY in English
■ verb ( implies , ~ing , implied ) indicate by suggestion rather than explicit reference.
↘(of a fact or occurrence) suggest as a logical consequence.
ME (orig. in the sense 'entangle'): from OFr. emplier , from L. implicare , from in- 'in' + plicare 'to fold'; cf. employ and implicate .
On the difference between ~ and infer , see usage at infer .
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004