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Definition of "implicate" []

  • To involve or connect intimately or incriminatingly: evidence that implicates others in the plot. (verb-transitive)
  • To have as a consequence or necessary circumstance; imply or entail: His evasiveness implicated complicity. (verb-transitive)
  • Linguistics To convey, imply, or suggest by implicature. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To interweave or entangle; entwine. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "implicate" in a sentence
  • "He demands that we learn to regard matter and life as a whole, coherent domain, which he calls the implicate order"
  • "He dubbed the implicate order an undivided holistic realm that is beyond concepts like space-time, matter, or energy."
  • "'Credit cards, calls implicate Mossad in Dubai killing'"