Meaning of IMPLY in English
▪ clearly , heavily , strongly
He subtly implied that race was an issue in the case.
The statement logically implies a certain conclusion.
▪ generally , normally , usually
▪ 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.
▪ 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 . 2012