imply

[im-plahy]
verb (used with object), implied, implying.
1.
to indicate or suggest without being explicitly stated: His words implied a lack of faith.
2.
(of words) to signify or mean.
3.
to involve as a necessary circumstance: Speech implies a speaker.
4.
Obsolete. to enfold.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English implien, emplien < Middle French emplier < Latin implicāre; see implicate

reimply, verb (used with object), reimplied, reimplying.
superimply, verb (used with object), superimplied, superimplying.

imply, infer (see usage note at infer).


3. assume, include.


See infer.
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imply (ɪmˈplaɪ)
 
vb , -plies, -plying, -plied
1.  to express or indicate by a hint; suggest: what are you implying by that remark?
2.  to suggest or involve as a necessary consequence
3.  logic to enable (a conclusion) to be inferred
4.  obsolete to entangle or enfold
 

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imply
late 14c., "to enfold, enwrap, entangle" (the classical L. sense), from O.Fr. emplier, from L. implicare "involve" (see implicate). Meaning "to involve something unstated as a logical consequence" first recorded 1529. The distinction between imply and infer is in "What
do you imply by that remark?" But, "What am I to infer from that remark?"
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implies definition

logic
(=> or a thin right arrow) A binary Boolean function and logical connective. A => B is a true implication unless A is true and B is false. The truth table is
A B | A => B ----+------- F F | T F T | T T F | F T T | T
It is surprising at first that A => B is always true if A is false, but if X => Y then we would expect that (X & Z) => Y for any Z.
If A is actually an expression X & Y then the implication is called a syllogism.
(2009-10-28)

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Example sentences
It implies the irresistible aromas that make waking up a pleasure.
As the movie implies, the lack of results could be blamed on the lack of a
  proper experimental design in the first place.
If only global warming were as simple as that term implies.
It's not exactly homesickness, since that implies a longing for the familiar.
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