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

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. Unabridged
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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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Word Origin & History

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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imply definition


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Example sentences
It was a funny line, meant to imply an origin on different planets, but too
  facile by far.
To me, their sharp edges and his bare skin imply danger.
There are several that seem to imply that the whole civilization is going to
To snarl or shout would imply that some resistance to her authority exists, and
  none does.
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