Meaning of IMPLY in English


(implies, ~ing, implied)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


If you ~ that something is the case, you say something which indicates that it is the case in an indirect way.

‘Are you ~ing that I have something to do with those attacks?’ she asked coldly...

She felt undermined by the implied criticism.

= suggest

VERB: V that, V-ed, also V n


If an event or situation implies that something is the case, it makes you think it likely that it is the case.

Exports in June rose 1.5%, ~ing that the economy was stronger than many investors had realized...

A ‘frontier-free’ Europe implies a greatly increased market for all economic operators.

= suggest

VERB: V that, V n

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