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Definition of "imply" []

  • To involve by logical necessity; entail: Life implies growth and death. (verb-transitive)
  • To express or indicate indirectly: His tone implied disapproval. See Synonyms at suggest. See Usage Note at infer. (verb-transitive)
  • Obsolete To entangle. (verb-transitive)
  • To express or indicate by a hint; suggest (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To suggest or involve as a necessary consequence (verb)
  • To enable (a conclusion) to be inferred (verb)
  • To entangle or enfold (verb)

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Use "imply" in a sentence
  • ""Why does the word imply male siblings and not female as well?""
  • "“Why does the word imply male siblings and not female as well?”"
  • "By the way - the numvber two rule is that ever4y poster will post the exact opposite of what their name imply e.g."