Imply meaning

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Imply is defined as to suggest or express something indirectly or to involve something naturally.

An example of imply is a man asking a woman out for coffee with friends.

An example of imply is to hint to someone that their attitude is the reason for a specific problem.

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(of a proposition) To have as a necessary consequence.

The proposition that "all dogs are mammals" implies that my dog is a mammal.

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To make evident indirectly.

His fine clothes implied that he was wealthy.

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To have as a necessary part, condition, or effect; contain, include, or involve naturally or necessarily.

Drama implies conflict.

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To indicate indirectly or by allusion; hint; suggest; intimate.

An attitude implying boredom.

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(of a person) To suggest by logical inference.

When I state that your dog is brown, I am not implying that all dogs are brown.

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(of a person or proposition) To hint; to insinuate; to suggest tacitly and avoid a direct statement.

What do you mean "we need to be more careful with hygiene"? Are you implying that I don't wash my hands?

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To express or state indirectly.

She implied that she was in a hurry.

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To enfold; entangle.
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(archaic) To enfold, entangle.
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To involve by logical necessity; entail.

Life implies growth and death.

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Origin of imply

From Old French emplier, from Latin implicare (“to infold, involve”), from in (“in”) + plicare (“to fold”)