[ im-pli-keyt ]
/ 藞瑟m pl瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), im路pli路cat路ed, im路pli路cat路ing.
to show to be also involved, usually in an incriminating manner: to be implicated in a crime.
to imply as a necessary circumstance, or as something to be inferred or understood.
to connect or relate to intimately; affect as a consequence: The malfunctioning of one part of the nervous system implicates another part.
Archaic. to fold or twist together; intertwine; interlace.
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Origin of implicate

First recorded in 1530鈥40; from Latin implic膩tus, past participle of implic膩re 鈥渢o interweave,鈥 equivalent to im- im-1 + plic膩(re) 鈥渢o fold鈥 + -膩tus -ate1;see ply2

synonym study for implicate

1. See involve.
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British Dictionary definitions for implicate

/ (藞瑟mpl瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to show to be involved, esp in a crime
to involve as a necessary inference; implyhis protest implicated censure by the authorities
to affect intimatelythis news implicates my decision
rare to intertwine or entangle

Derived forms of implicate

implicative (瑟m藞pl瑟k蓹t瑟v), adjectiveimplicatively, adverb

Word Origin for implicate

C16: from Latin implic膩re to involve, from im- + plic膩re to fold
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