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Definition 1: express or state indirectly - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for imply in the sense of this definition

(imply is a kind of ...) give expression to

"She showed her disappointment"

Definition 2: suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic - [verb of communication]

(imply is a kind of ...) give expression to

"She showed her disappointment"

(... is a kind of imply ) require as a necessary antecedent or precondition

"This step presupposes two prior ones"

(... is a kind of imply ) imply as a possibility

"The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"

(... is a kind of imply ) involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic

"solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well"

Definition 3: have as a logical consequence - [verb of stative]

Samples where imply or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers

Synonyms for imply in the sense of this definition

(imply is a kind of ...) cause to be a concomitant

Definition 4: have as a necessary feature - [verb of stative]

Samples where imply or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This decision involves many changes

Synonyms for imply in the sense of this definition

(imply is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

(... is a kind of imply ) be necessarily associated with or result in or involve

"This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"

Definition 5: suggest that someone is guilty - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for imply in the sense of this definition

(imply is a kind of ...) call to mind

"this remark evoked sadness"

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