implicitly

[ im-plis-it-lee ]
/ ɪmˈplɪs ɪt li /

adverb

without actually saying so; in a way that does not use words: Consumers buying the company’s products are implicitly accepting its practices.
without question or reservation; absolutely: I trusted her implicitly and listened intently to everything she said.
as an inherent but hidden part of the way things are; latently: The threat of violence against women is implicitly present all around us, everywhere.

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