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1. imply

verb. ['ˌɪmˈplaɪ'] express or state indirectly.

Synonyms

  • express
  • show
  • connote

Antonyms

  • extrinsic
  • unfriendly
  • distant
  • unsexy

Etymology

  • emplier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • implere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Imply

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  • whereby
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  • underlie
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  • drive-by
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Sentences with imply


1. Verb, base form
Write short sentences and avoid passive voice; do not embellish it or imply judgments.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Dynamic Data Exchange server errors imply something is preventing two programs or services from communicating.

Quotes about imply


1. But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
- Carl Sagan, Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

2. Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I'm always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it's very shocking to the system.
- Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

3. Even if it were true that evolution, or the teaching of evolution, encouraged immorality that would not imply that the theory of evolution was false.
- Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

2. imply

verb. ['ˌɪmˈplaɪ'] suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic.

Synonyms

  • intimate
  • suggest
  • evince
  • suppose
  • express
  • show
  • connote
  • predicate

Antonyms

  • implicit
  • local
  • slow
  • hide

Etymology

  • emplier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • implere (Latin)

3. imply

verb. ['ˌɪmˈplaɪ'] have as a logical consequence.

Synonyms

  • mean
  • entail

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • affirm
  • disappear

Etymology

  • emplier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • implere (Latin)

4. imply

verb. ['ˌɪmˈplaɪ'] suggest that someone is guilty.

Synonyms

  • inculpate
  • evoke
  • paint a picture
  • incriminate

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • dishonor
  • refuse
  • stay

Etymology

  • emplier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • implere (Latin)

5. imply

verb. ['ˌɪmˈplaɪ'] have as a necessary feature.

Synonyms

  • involve
  • feature
  • carry

Antonyms

  • bore
  • curse
  • bless
  • abstain

Etymology

  • emplier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • implere (Latin)
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