To imply that its proponents, dancers, are victims rather than teachers provides swift avoidance of that uncomfortable suggestion.
That seemed to imply a spicy sex life, I say to him the next day.
Then, she seemed to imply, maybe the Democrats would play ball.
late 14c., "to enfold, enwrap, entangle" (the classical Latin sense), from Old French emplier, from Latin implicare "involve" (see implication). Meaning "to involve something unstated as a logical consequence" first recorded c.1400; that of "to hint at" from 1580s. Related: Implied; implying. The distinction between imply and infer is in "What do you imply by that remark?" But, "What am I to infer from that remark?"