imply


imply
01. Were you [implying] that I stole some equipment when you mentioned that things always went missing when I was in the office?
02. When you said you didn't believe me, were you [implying] that I was lying?
03. Are you [implying] that I was lying when you said my story is not believable?
04. Do you mean to [imply] that I don't care about the environment just because I drive a car?
05. I can't believe Sandra [implied] that I was having some kind of affair with my boss just because I often work late with him.
06. He shrugged his shoulders in a manner that [implied] that he really didn't care.
07. To say that a woman can't do this job seems to me to [imply] that women are somehow inferior to men.
08. The President's visit to countries with terrible human rights records could be seen as [implying] an acceptance of those countries' policies.
09. When the scientist noted that thousands of planets in our galaxy have the necessary conditions to support life, he seemed to be [implying] that he himself believes that life does indeed exist on other planets.
10. Cooperation [implies] compromise in which everyone benefits to some degree.
11. Carl Sagan once said that the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not [imply] that all who are laughed at are geniuses.
12. Social movements [imply] some degree of group action and shared goals.
13. She didn't say she wanted to break up, but she certainly seemed to [imply] it when she said that it might be good for us to see other people.
14. In the culture of Bhutan, it is considered rude to open gifts in front of others because it [implies] the recipient wants more.
15. According to the Baha'i religion, the unity of the human race [implies] the establishment of a world commonwealth in which all nations, races, creeds and classes are closely and permanently united.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(as a consequence), (by implication), , ,


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  • imply — (v.) late 14c., to enfold, enwrap, entangle (the classical Latin sense), from O.Fr. emplier, from L. implicare involve (see IMPLICATE (Cf. implicate)). Meaning to involve something unstated as a logical consequence first recorded c.1400; that of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • imply — ► VERB (implies, implied) 1) indicate by suggestion rather than explicit reference. 2) (of a fact or occurrence) suggest as a logical consequence. USAGE The words imply and infer do not mean the same thing. Imply is used with a speaker as its… …   English terms dictionary

  • Imply — Im*ply , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Implied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Implying}.] [From the same source as employ. See {Employ}, {Ply}, and cf. {Implicate}, {Apply}.] 1. To infold or involve; to wrap up. [Obs.] His head in curls implied. Chapman. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imply — 1 involve, comprehend, include, embrace, subsume Analogous words: import, *mean, signify, denote: *contain, hold: convey, *carry, bear 2 *suggest, hint, intimate, insinuate Analogous words: connote, *denote: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • imply — [v] indicate, mean betoken, connote, denote, designate, entail, evidence, give a hint, hint, import, include, insinuate, intend, intimate, involve, mention, point to, presuppose, refer, signify, suggest; concepts 75,97,682 Ant. define, explicate …   New thesaurus

  • imply — [im plī′] vt. implied, implying [ME implien < OFr emplier < L implicare, to involve, entangle < in , in + plicare, to fold: see PLY1] 1. to have as a necessary part, condition, or effect; contain, include, or involve naturally or… …   English World dictionary

  • imply — infer, imply 1. The only point noted by Fowler (1926) was that the inflected forms of infer are inferred and inferring, and this is thankfully still true (but note inferable or inferrable, with one r or two, and inference with only one r). Fowler …   Modern English usage

  • imply — verb ADVERB ▪ clearly, heavily, strongly ▪ subtly ▪ He subtly implied that race was an issue in the case. ▪ logically ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • imply */*/*/ — UK [ɪmˈplaɪ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms imply : present tense I/you/we/they imply he/she/it implies present participle implying past tense implied past participle implied 1) if one thing implies another thing, the other thing is likely to… …   English dictionary


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