Meaning of IMPLY in English

IMPLY

verb

ADVERB

▪ clearly , heavily , strongly

▪ subtly

He subtly implied that race was an issue in the case.

▪ logically

The statement logically implies a certain conclusion.

▪ simply

▪ generally , normally , usually

▪ automatically

▪ not necessarily

This does not necessarily ~ that children achieve better results in private schools.

▪ in no way

They believe that submission in no way implies inferiority.

▪ falsely , wrongly

The article falsely implied that he was responsible for the accident.

VERB + IMPLY

▪ seem to

The letter seems to ~ that the president knew about the business deals.

▪ intend to , mean to

I never meant to ~ any criticism.

▪ take sth to

This statement should not be taken to ~ that the government is exonerated of all blame.

PHRASES

▪ express or implied ( law ), real or implied

the express or implied terms of the contract

Imply is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ argument , ↑ article , ↑ finding , ↑ metaphor , ↑ name , ↑ result , ↑ tone , ↑ word

Imply is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ criticism , ↑ endorsement , ↑ existence , ↑ recognition , ↑ superiority

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .