verb (used with object), im·plied, im·ply·ing.
- implosion therapy,
Origin of imply
Examples from the Web for imply
In other words, Coexist stickers may imply a desire for global love.
Aielli, who was very much alive when she learned of her funeral plans and the death threat they imply, says she is not deterred.Days of Mafia Mayhem Are Wracking Italy Once Again|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That seemed to imply a spicy sex life, I say to him the next day.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People|Tim Teeman|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Just Like You has no intention of living as earthily as their words might imply.Sting and Hillary Are Just Like You: How the Very Rich Play at Being Very Ordinary|Tim Teeman|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, she seemed to imply, maybe the Democrats would play ball.
Nor can you so easily be erased from my memory as my negligence might seem to imply.As I Remember|Marian Gouverneur
"He may perhaps come down to lunch," said he, in reverent accents, as if to imply that the rabbi was now in the upper spheres.Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
Do you mean to imply that she was being mistreated by those who had her in charge?Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
But the difference will not affect my point, which is that the words seem to imply the contingency of Jeremiah's leaving Anathoth.
You don't mean to imply that this stock is old and worthless?Sally Dows and Other Stories|Bret Harte
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?"