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Synonyms for imply
ɪmˈplaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imply, connote(verb)

    express or state indirectly

    Synonyms:
    predicate, incriminate, involve, inculpate, entail, connote, mean

  2. imply(verb)

    suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

    Synonyms:
    connote, inculpate, incriminate, entail, mean, involve

  3. entail, imply, mean(verb)

    have as a logical consequence

    "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"

    Synonyms:
    intend, incriminate, involve, implicate, inculpate, entail, have in mind, connote, stand for, signify, fee-tail, mean, think, think of

  4. incriminate, imply, inculpate(verb)

    suggest that someone is guilty

    Synonyms:
    incriminate, involve, accuse, inculpate, entail, impeach, connote, mean, criminate

  5. imply, involve(verb)

    have as a necessary feature

    "This decision involves many changes"

    Synonyms:
    entail, call for, demand, mean, involve, need, postulate, require, affect, necessitate, inculpate, incriminate, ask, regard, connote, take

Wiktionary

  1. imply(verb)

    to have as a necessary consequence

    The proposition that all dogs are mammals implies that my dog is a mammal

    Synonyms:
    entail

  2. imply(verb)

    Synonyms:
    hint, allude, insinuate, suggest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imply

    Advert, mention, and refer are used of language that more or less distinctly utters a certain thought; the others of language from which it may be inferred. We allude to a matter slightly, perhaps by a word or phrase, as it were in byplay; we advert to it when we turn from our path to treat it; we refer to it by any clear utterance that distinctly turns the mind or attention to it; as, marginal figures refer to a parallel passage; we mention a thing by explicit word, as by naming it. The speaker adverted to the recent disturbances and the remissness of certain public officers; tho he mentioned no name, it was easy to see to whom he alluded. One may hint at a thing in a friendly way, but what is insinuated is always unfavorable, generally both hostile and cowardly. One may indicate his wishes, intimate his plans, imply his opinion, signify his will, suggest a course of action. Compare SUGGESTION.

    Synonyms:
    advert, allude, hint, indicate, insinuate, intimate, mention, point, refer, signify, suggest

    Preposition:
    The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imply

    Synonyms:
    involve, mean, indicate, suggest, hint, import, denote, include

    Antonyms:
    express, declare, state, pronounce

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imply(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    involve (as a consequence), include (by implication), import, signify, mean

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "imply":

    involve, mean, entail, term, insinuate, suggest

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How to use imply in a sentence?

  1. Cedric Leighton:

    The latter situation would draw a lot of questions because it would imply a greater role for the military on the Mexican border than is currently authorized.

  2. Maryland GOP chairman Dirk Haire:

    I don't mean to imply that Larry Hogan will never order a shelter-in-place, i just know they're working hard to try and support small businesses and workers and employees in making sure that, to the extent possible, they can continue to work and get a paycheck.

  3. White House:

    The idea that the counsel to the President has to turn over protected documents and confidential information is ludicrous, and to imply he can't represent the President of the United States in an impeachment proceeding is completely absurd.

  4. The European Space Agency:

    The existence of such complex molecules in a comet, a relic of Solar System, imply that chemical processes at work during that time could have played a key role in fostering the formation of prebiotic material.

  5. Robert Kessler:

    A single digit p/e would imply an S&P 500 below 1,109 -- a whopping 40 percent below current levels.


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