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Meaning of IMPLICATE

Pronunciation:  'implu`keyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result; "What does this move entail?"
  2. [v]  bring into intimate and incriminating connection; "He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government"

IMPLICATE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: entail
 See Also: affect, bring about, involve, regard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im"pli*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Implicated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Implicating}.] [L. implicatus, p. p. of
implicare to involve; pref. im- in + plicare to fold. See
{Employ}, {Ply}, and cf. {Imply}, {Implicit}.]
1. To infold; to fold together; to interweave.

         The meeting boughs and implicated leaves. --Shelley.

2. To bring into connection with; to involve; to connect; --
   applied to persons, in an unfavorable sense; as, the
   evidence implicates many in this conspiracy; to be
   implicated in a crime, a discreditable transaction, a
   fault, etc.

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