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implicate

[im-pli-keyt] /ˈɪm plɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), implicated, implicating.
1.
to show to be also involved, usually in an incriminating manner:
to be implicated in a crime.
2.
to imply as a necessary circumstance, or as something to be inferred or understood.
3.
to connect or relate to intimately; affect as a consequence:
The malfunctioning of one part of the nervous system implicates another part.
4.
Archaic. to fold or twist together; intertwine; interlace.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin implicātus past participle of implicāre to interweave, equivalent to im- im-1 + plicā(re) to ply2 + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
unimplicated, adjective
Synonyms
1. See involve.
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British Dictionary definitions for un implicated

implicate

/ˈɪmplɪˌkeɪt/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
implicative (ɪmˈplɪkətɪv) adjective
implicatively, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin implicāre to involve, from im- + plicāre to fold
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Word Origin and History for un implicated

implicate

v.

early 15c., "to convey in a fable;" c.1600, "intertwine, wreathe," from Latin implicatus, past participle of implicare "to involve, entwine" (see implication). Meaning "involve a person in a crime, charge, etc.," is from 1797. Related: Implicated; implicating.

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