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4 definitions found
 for imply
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Imply \Im*ply"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Implied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Implying.] [From the same source as employ. See Employ,
     Ply, and cf. Implicate, Apply.]
     1. To infold or involve; to wrap up. [Obs.] "His head in
        curls implied." --Chapman.
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     2. To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference,
        or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as,
        war implies fighting.
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              Where a malicious act is proved, a malicious
              intention is implied.                 --Bp.
                                                    Sherlock.
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              When a man employs a laborer to work for him, . . .
              the act of hiring implies an obligation and a
              promise that he shall pay him a reasonable reward
              for his services.                     --Blackstone.
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     3. To refer, ascribe, or attribute. [Obs.]
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              Whence might this distaste arise?
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              If [from] neither your perverse and peevish will.
              To which I most imply it.             --J. Webster.
  
     Syn: To involve; include; comprise; import; mean; denote;
          signify; betoken. See Involve.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  imply
      v 1: express or state indirectly [syn: imply, connote]
      2: suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
      3: have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that
         we have to stop taking long showers" [syn: entail, imply,
         mean]
      4: suggest that someone is guilty [syn: incriminate, imply,
         inculpate]
      5: have as a necessary feature; "This decision involves many
         changes" [syn: imply, involve]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  121 Moby Thesaurus words for "imply":
     accuse, adumbrate, advert to, affect, allege, allegorize,
     allude to, approve, argue, arraign, article, assume, attest,
     be construed as, bespeak, betoken, bid fair, book, breathe, bring,
     bring accusation, bring charges, bring to book, bring to mind,
     call for, charge, cite, complain, comprise, connote, contain,
     demonstrate, denote, denounce, denunciate, display, drop a hint,
     entail, evidence, evince, exhibit, express, fasten on, fasten upon,
     finger, furnish evidence, give a hint, give indication of,
     give prospect of, give the cue, glance at, go to show,
     hang something on, hint, hint at, hold out hope, illustrate,
     impeach, implicate, import, impute, include, indicate, indict,
     infer, inform against, inform on, insinuate, intimate, involve,
     lay charges, lead to, lodge a complaint, lodge a plaint,
     make fair promise, make likely, manifest, mark, mean, mean to say,
     pin on, point indirectly to, point to, prefer charges,
     press charges, presume, presuppose, promise, prompt, put on report,
     raise expectation, refer to, report, reproach, require, set forth,
     show, show signs of, signal, signalize, signify, speak for itself,
     speak volumes, spell, stand fair to, stand for, subsume, suggest,
     suppose, symbolize, symptomatize, take, take for granted, take in,
     take to task, task, taunt with, tax, tell, tend to show, twit
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  implies
  implication
  imply
  
      (=> or a thin right arrow) A binary Boolean function
     and logical connective.  A => B is a true implication unless
     A is true and B is false.  The truth table is
  
     	A B | A => B
     	----+-------
     	F F |   T
     	F T |   T
     	T F |   F
     	T T |   T
  
     It is surprising at first that A => B is always true if A is
     false, but if X => Y then we would expect that (X & Z) => Y
     for any Z.
  
     If A is actually an expression X & Y then the implication is
     called a syllogism.
  
     (2009-10-28)
  

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