verb (used with object), im·plied, im·ply·ing.
- implosion therapy,
Origin of imply
Examples from the Web for implying
Ferret is a carefully chosen comparison, implying diligence but absolutely no imagination.
However, even reputable news sources and well meaning celebrities are guilty of implying that she should have known better.Why We're So Hard on Janay Rice and Celebrity Survivors of Abuse|Amy Zimmerman|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The researchers found that leaky gut preceded inflammation, implying that the leakiness plays a key role in disease development.New Research Shows Poorly Understood “Leaky Gut Syndrome” Is Real, May Be the Cause of Several Diseases|Daniela Drake|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What they are implying,” she sputtered, “is beneath contempt!Oswald’s Mother Was a Thoroughly Disagreeable Piece of Work|Steve North|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By implying that the last Sephardi poet to warrant commemoration lived 900 years ago, Bibi did not placate critics.
The sense of the word as implying a compulsory service is shown in the Vulgate of Matt.The English Village Community|Frederic Seebohm
Visions, possibly telepathic or clairvoyant, implying acquirement of knowledge by supernormal means.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang
The word musket is from muschetto, a kind of hawk, implying that its attack was equally destructive and unforeseen.Military Manners and Customs|James Anson Farrer
Grandis prfatio tenui incepto—a sort of apology to Tennyson for implying that he needs illustration.
The word "revolution" as used here should not be taken as implying armed insurrection or violence, unless expressly so described.Communism and Christianism|William Montgomery Brown
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?"