Meaning of IMPLY in English

IMPLY

■ verb ( implies , ~ing , implied ) indicate by suggestion rather than explicit reference.

↘(of a fact or occurrence) suggest as a logical consequence.

Derivatives

implied adjective

impliedly adverb

Origin

ME (orig. in the sense 'entangle'): from OFr. emplier , from L. implicare , from in- 'in' + plicare 'to fold'; cf. employ and implicate .

Usage

On the difference between ~ and infer , see usage at infer .

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