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im·ply

imply

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm plaI
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: implies, implying, implied
definition 1: to say indirectly; suggest.
Are you implying that I cheated?[verb + (that) + clause ] She agreed to do it, but her tone implied resentment.When she told him he dropped his candy wrapper, she was implying that he should pick it up.[verb + (that) + clause ] These symptoms may imply a weak heart.
synonyms:
hint, intimate, suggest
antonyms:
state
similar words:
allude, connote, indicate, insinuate
definition 2: to include or entail as a necessary element or condition.
Speech implies the use of vocal cords.
synonyms:
entail, presume, presuppose
similar words:
assume, bespeak, connote, denote, import, indicate, involve, mean, predicate, signify
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