verb (used with object), im·plied, im·ply·ing.
- implosion therapy,
Origin of imply
Examples from the Web for implies
The skit also implies that executive orders are a new aspect of governance.SNL Parodies Schoolhouse Rock Hilariously, Gets A Lot Wrong|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not the least is what it implies for the financing of the project.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole|Clive Irving|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It implies that GMOs are the opposite of butterflies and blades of grass.
I'll give you $10,000, and you provide me with a platform to continue my feud, he implies.
The agent maintained that at least one of the tweets “implies to me an interest in trying to travel to Syria.”The Mystery of Donald Ray Morgan, the 44-Year-Old American Who Loved ISIS|Michael Daly|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To be implies a when and a where; the one is comparing it with the motions of other beings, and the other with their situations.Zoonomia, Vol. I|Erasmus Darwin
They named their cruising-ship the Pinta, which in Spanish implies a point.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes|Sylvia Sunshine
An accidental variation, however minute, implies the working of a great number of small physical and chemical causes.Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson
With the English which she had, came intention and the restraint which it implies.The Mystery of the Sea|Bram Stoker
Just consider, too, the richness of their vocabulary of weather-terms, and the observation which it implies.
verb -plies, -plying or -plied (tr; may take a clause as object)
Word Origin for imply
late 14c., "to enfold, enwrap, entangle" (the classical Latin sense), from Old French emplier, from Latin implicare "involve" (see implication). Meaning "to involve something unstated as a logical consequence" first recorded c.1400; that of "to hint at" from 1580s. Related: Implied; implying. The distinction between imply and infer is in "What do you imply by that remark?" But, "What am I to infer from that remark?"