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Synonyms for imply
ɪmˈplaɪim·p·ly

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  1. implyverb

    to have as a necessary consequence

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

    Synonyms:
    entail

  2. implyverb

    Synonyms:
    hint, allude, insinuate, suggest

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. imply

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

    Antonyms:
    express, declare, state, pronounce

Princeton's WordNet1.7 / 3 votes

  1. imply, connoteverb

    express or state indirectly

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

  2. implyverb

    suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

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

  3. entail, imply, meanverb

    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, inculpateverb

    suggest that someone is guilty

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

  5. imply, involveverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. implyverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "imply":

    involve, mean, entail, term, insinuate, suggest

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How to use imply in a sentence?

  1. Red State chief Erick Erickson:

    It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him. But I just don't want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong, he is not a professional politician and is known for being a blunt talker. But there are even lines blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross. Decency is one of those lines.

  2. Liu Shengjun:

    Premier Li's words in Shandong were more of an improvisation, not an official report, what he didn't say but would naturally imply was that the street stall economy must be well regulated too.

  3. Mizuho Securities USA Inc analysts:

    This would imply that LinkedIn will grow around 15 percent in 2017 and 10 percent in 2018.

  4. Steve Tsang:

    ( A less overtly aggressive response) would imply that Beijing does not wish to escalate tension with the US to a level that can risk getting out of hand, a reset in US-China ties is not on the agenda, but an easing of tension is not beyond the realm of possibility.

  5. Howard Rankin:

    The term' exercise' can imply rigorous workouts, but movement doesn't have to be rigorous to be beneficial, any movement is better than no movement.


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