Tacitly is defined as something unspoken but understood.
When someone knows that he is expected to work 80 hours at his new job even without expressly being told, this is an example of when he is tacitly told.
(comparative more tacitly, superlative most tacitly)
- In a tacit manner; done in silence or implied.
- Your failure to object to the request resulted in you tacitly approving the change.
tacit + -ly