verb (implies, implying, implied)[with object]
- 1Strongly suggest the truth or existence of (something not expressly stated): the salesmen who uses jargon to imply his superior knowledge [with clause]: the report implies that two million jobs might be lostMore example sentences
- Her words were ripped out of context and her speech was widely reported as implying her support for terrorism.
- The rebirth implied by the concept of the Renaissance had reference to classical learning.
- These data imply that kava extract is superior to placebo as a symptomatic treatment of anxiety.
- 1.1(Of a fact or occurrence) suggest (something) as a logical consequence: the forecasted traffic increase implied more roads and more air pollutionMore example sentences
- Caring about the consequences of events of which you disapproved does not imply support for those events.
- To suggest so implies a deep misunderstanding of the nature of consciousness.
- Of course, that one doesn't protest about a thing doesn't necessarily imply endorsement of it.
Imply and infer do not mean the same thing and should not be used interchangeably: see infer (usage).