Meaning of IMPLY in English
im ‧ ply W2 AC /ɪmˈplaɪ/ BrE AmE verb ( past tense and past participle implied , present participle implying , third person singular implies ) [transitive]
[ Word Family: verb : ↑ imply ; noun : ↑ implication ]
[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: emplier , from Latin implicare ; ⇨ ↑ implicate ]
1 . to suggest that something is true, without saying this directly ⇨ infer , implication
Cleo blushed. She had not meant to imply that he was lying.
an implied threat
2 . if a fact, event etc implies something, it shows that it is likely to be true SYN suggest
The high level of radiation in the rocks implies that they are volcanic in origin.
3 . if one thing implies another, it proves that the second thing exists:
Democracy implies a respect for individual liberties.
High profits do not necessarily imply efficiency.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012