Meaning of IMPLY in English


/im pluy"/ , v.t., implied, implying .

1. to indicate or suggest without being explicitly stated: His words implied a lack of faith.

2. (of words) to signify or mean.

3. to involve as a necessary circumstance: Speech implies a speaker.

4. Obs. to enfold.

[ 1325-75; ME implien, emplien emplier implicare; see IMPLICATE ]

Syn. 3. assume, include.

Usage . See infer .

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