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implicate

im·pli·cate

implicate

 
 
pronunciation:
Im pl keIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: implicated, implicates, implicating
definition: to involve or prove involvement of (someone or something) in an affair, situation, event, or series of events.
She feared that her husband was somehow implicated in the murder.The studies implicated mercury as a cause of the brain damage.
 
synonyms:
incriminate, involve
antonyms:
clear
similar words:
connect, criminate, impute, inculpate
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