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English verb: imply

1. imply (communication) express or state indirectly


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)evince, express, show

2. imply (communication) suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)evince, express, show

Narrower (hyponym)connote, intimate, predicate, presuppose, suggest, suppose

3. imply (stative) have as a logical consequence

SamplesThe water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers.

Synonymsentail, mean

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)necessitate

4. imply (stative) suggest that someone is guilty

Synonymsincriminate, inculpate

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)evoke, paint a picture, suggest

5. imply (stative) have as a necessary feature

SamplesThis decision involves many changes.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)feature, have

Narrower (hyponym)carry

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