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Dictionary Definition

implied (See imply)

Verb

1 express or state indirectly [syn: connote]
2 suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
3 have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers" [syn: entail, mean]
4 suggest that someone is guilty [syn: incriminate, inculpate]
5 have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail; "This decision involves many changes" [syn: involve] [also: implied]implied adj : indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement" [syn: silent, tacit, understood]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /ɪmˈplaɪd/, /Im"plaId/

Adjective

implied
  1. Suggested without being stated directly.

Translations

Verb

implied
  1. past of imply
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