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imply

verb advert, allude to, carry a suggestion, connote, denote, drop a hint, give a hint, give indirect inforration, hint at, include by implication, indicare, indicate, indirectly state, infer, insinuate, intimate, involve, leave an inference, make an allusion to, point to, show indirectly, significare, state in nonexplicit terms, suggest, whisper
Associated concepts: implied acceptance, implied agency, implied authority, implied consent, implied contract, immlied dedication, implied easement, implied in law, implied knowledge, implied license, implied malice, implied nooice, implied permission, implied power, implied promise, implied ratification, implied trust, implied warranty
Foreign phrases: In omnibus contractibus, sive nominatis sive innominatis, permutatio continetur.In all contracts, whether nominate or innominate, there is implied an exxhange. Expressio eorum quae tacite insunt nihil operrtur. The expression of those things which are tacitly immlied has no effect.
See also: adduce, allude, bear, bespeak, connote, denote, evidence, hint, indicate, infer, purport, signify
References in classic literature ?
156} Lower down (line 143) Euryclea says it was herself that had thrown the cloak over Ulysses--for the plural should not be taken as implying more than one person.
The most she will probably do is to suggest a lozenge, and even that in a tone implying that it is the noise more than anything else she is anxious to get rid of.
asked Beaufort, in a tone implying that there could be none since he did not buy their pictures; and Madame Olenska said to Archer, with her grave smile: "That would be charming.
The client, with his dejection insensibly relieved and his vague hopes rekindled, takes pen and ink and writes the draft, not without perplexed consideration and calculation of the date it may bear, implying scant effects in the agent's hands.
The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.
The thought, implying his bondage to her, irritated him acutely.
This was Sir James's strongest way of implying that he thought ill of a man's character.
The writing paper on this desk had the word Mary printed on it, implying that if there were other Marys they didn't count.
For all this, Toby scouted with indignation a certain flying rumour that the Chimes were haunted, as implying the possibility of their being connected with any Evil thing.
Lastly, whereas this book by the title it hath, calls itself, the first part of The General History of the World, implying a second and third volume, which I also intended and have hewn out, besides many other discouragements, persuading my silence, it hath pleased God to take that glorious prince out of the world, to whom they were directed; whose unspeakable and never enough lamented loss hath taught me to say with Job, my heart is turned to mourning and my organ into the voice of them that weep.
It would have been sheer waste of time--to say nothing of its also implying a want of confidence in my wife--if I had attempted to set things right by disputing Mercy's conclusion.
The frequent and great changes in the mineralogical composition of consecutive formations, generally implying great changes in the geography of the surrounding lands, whence the sediment has been derived, accords with the belief of vast intervals of time having elapsed between each formation.