imply

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Imply is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
imply

Third-person singular
implies

Past tense
implied

Past participle
implied

Present participle
implying

  1. (transitive) If you imply something, you mean it, but you don't say it directly.
    By saying I should exercise more, she implied that I'm fat.
    What does it imply about him if he uses bad language all the time?

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