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English Dictionary: imply by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
imply
v
  1. express or state indirectly
    Synonym(s): imply, connote
  2. suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
  3. have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
    Synonym(s): entail, imply, mean
  4. suggest that someone is guilty
    Synonym(s): incriminate, imply, inculpate
  5. have as a necessary feature; "This decision involves many changes"
    Synonym(s): imply, involve
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Imply \Im*ply"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Implied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Implying}.] [From the same source as employ. See {Employ},
      {Ply}, and cf. {Implicate}, {Apply}.]
      1. To infold or involve; to wrap up. [Obs.] [bd]His head in
            curls implied.[b8] --Chapman.
  
      2. To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference,
            or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as,
            war implies fighting.
  
                     Where a mulicious act is proved, a mulicious
                     intention is implied.                        --Bp.
                                                                              Sherlock.
  
                     When a man employs a laborer to work for him, . . .
                     the act of hiring implies an obligation and a
                     promise that he shall pay him a reasonable reward
                     for his services.                              --Blackstone.
  
      3. To refer, ascribe, or attribute. [Obs.]
  
                     Whence might this distaste arise?
  
                     If [from] neither your perverse and peevish will. To
                     which I most imply it.                        --J. Webster.
  
      Syn: To involve; include; comprise; import; mean; denote;
               signify; betoken. See {Involve}.
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