Meaning of IMPLY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ im-ˈplī ]

transitive verb

( im·plied ; im·ply·ing )

Etymology: Middle English emplien, from Anglo-French emplier to entangle — more at employ

Date: 14th century

1. obsolete : enfold , entwine

2. : to involve or indicate by inference, association, or necessary consequence rather than by direct statement

rights imply obligations

3. : to contain potentially

4. : to express indirectly

his silence implied consent

Synonyms: see suggest

Usage: see infer

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