a manifestation of consent to something through conduct, including inaction or silence.
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Imply Vs. Infer
Imply and infer both refer to unspoken communication. The sender of this unspoken message is the one who implies, while the receiver is the one who infers. To imply is to subtly hint at a hidden message that isn’t part of the actual words spoken or written. For example, you can imply that you like someone by sending them flowers. To infer is to read …
Origin of implied consent
First recorded in 1965–70
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