verb (used with object), implicated, implicating.
to show to be also involved, usually in an incriminating manner: to be implicated in a crime.
to imply as a necessary circumstance, or as something to be inferred or understood.
to connect or relate to intimately; affect as a consequence: The malfunctioning of one part of the nervous system implicates another part.
Archaic. to fold or twist together; intertwine; interlace.

1530–40; < Latin implicātus past participle of implicāre to interweave, equivalent to im- im-1 + plicā(re) to ply2 + -ātus -ate1

unimplicated, adjective

1. See involve. Unabridged
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implicate (ˈɪmplɪˌkeɪt)
1.  to show to be involved, esp in a crime
2.  to involve as a necessary inference; imply: his protest implicated censure by the authorities
3.  to affect intimately: this news implicates my decision
4.  rare to intertwine or entangle
[C16: from Latin implicāre to involve, from im- + plicāre to fold]

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Word Origin & History

"involve a person in a crime, charge, etc," 1797; see implication.
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Example sentences
He trembled to think that he himself might be implicated.
Elevated water temperatures, perhaps the result of global warming, have been
  implicated in another blight against coral-bleaching.
Included in these areas: genes previously implicated in autism, another
  condition involving excess connections in the brain.
Some such mutations have been found to be benign, but others have been
  implicated in ailments such as autism and cancer.
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