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im·pli·cate

 (ĭm′plĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. im·pli·cat·ed, im·pli·cat·ing, im·pli·cates
1. To involve or connect intimately or incriminatingly: evidence that implicates others in the plot.
2. To have as a consequence or necessary circumstance; imply or entail: His evasiveness implicated complicity.
3. Linguistics To convey, imply, or suggest by implicature.
4. Archaic To interweave or entangle; entwine.

[Middle English, to convey a truth bound up in a fable, from Latin implicāre, implicāt-, to entangle, unite : in-, in; see in-2 + plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

implicate

(ˈɪmplɪˌkeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to show to be involved, esp in a crime
2. to involve as a necessary inference; imply: his protest implicated censure by the authorities.
3. to affect intimately: this news implicates my decision.
4. rare to intertwine or entangle
[C16: from Latin implicāre to involve, from im- + plicāre to fold]
implicative adj
imˈplicatively adv
imˈplicativeness n

im•pli•cate

(ˈɪm plɪˌkeɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to show to be involved, usu. in an incriminating manner: to be implicated in a crime.
2. to involve as a necessary circumstance; imply.
3. to affect as a consequence: Malfunctioning of one part of the nervous system implicates another part.
4. Archaic. to fold or twist together; intertwine.
[1530–40; < Latin implicāre to interweave =im- im-1 + plicāre to ply2]

implicate


Past participle: implicated
Gerund: implicating

Imperative
implicate
implicate
Present
I implicate
you implicate
he/she/it implicates
we implicate
you implicate
they implicate
Preterite
I implicated
you implicated
he/she/it implicated
we implicated
you implicated
they implicated
Present Continuous
I am implicating
you are implicating
he/she/it is implicating
we are implicating
you are implicating
they are implicating
Present Perfect
I have implicated
you have implicated
he/she/it has implicated
we have implicated
you have implicated
they have implicated
Past Continuous
I was implicating
you were implicating
he/she/it was implicating
we were implicating
you were implicating
they were implicating
Past Perfect
I had implicated
you had implicated
he/she/it had implicated
we had implicated
you had implicated
they had implicated
Future
I will implicate
you will implicate
he/she/it will implicate
we will implicate
you will implicate
they will implicate
Future Perfect
I will have implicated
you will have implicated
he/she/it will have implicated
we will have implicated
you will have implicated
they will have implicated
Future Continuous
I will be implicating
you will be implicating
he/she/it will be implicating
we will be implicating
you will be implicating
they will be implicating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been implicating
you have been implicating
he/she/it has been implicating
we have been implicating
you have been implicating
they have been implicating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been implicating
you will have been implicating
he/she/it will have been implicating
we will have been implicating
you will have been implicating
they will have been implicating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been implicating
you had been implicating
he/she/it had been implicating
we had been implicating
you had been implicating
they had been implicating
Conditional
I would implicate
you would implicate
he/she/it would implicate
we would implicate
you would implicate
they would implicate
Past Conditional
I would have implicated
you would have implicated
he/she/it would have implicated
we would have implicated
you would have implicated
they would have implicated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.implicate - bring into intimate and incriminating connection; "He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government"
involve, regard, affect - connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"
2.implicate - impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result; "What does this move entail?"
lead - tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"

implicate

verb incriminate, involve, compromise, embroil, entangle, inculpate He didn't find anything in the notebooks to implicate her.
eliminate, rule out, acquit, exclude, dissociate, disentangle, exculpate
implicate something or someone in something involve in, associate with, connect with, tie up with This particular system has been implicated in alcohol effects.

implicate

verb
1. To draw in so that extrication is difficult:
2. To cause to appear involved in or guilty of a crime or fault:
Translations
merkitäyhdistää

implicate

[ˈɪmplɪkeɪt] VT to implicate sb in sthimplicar or involucrar a algn en algo
are you implicated in this?¿estás implicado en esto?
he implicated three othersimplicó a otros tres

implicate

[ˈɪmplɪkeɪt] vt [+ person] → impliquer
to be implicated in sth [person] → être impliqué(e) dans qch
to be implicated in the development of a disease (= be a factor in) → être impliqué(e) dans le développement d'une maladie

implicate

vt to implicate somebody in somethingjdn in etw verwickeln

implicate

[ˈɪmplɪˌkeɪt] vt to implicate sb in sthimplicare qn in qc
References in classic literature ?
Along the crowded avenue we marched, the guards showing unusual cruelty toward us, as though we, too, had been implicated in the murder of their fellow.
Islamabad, July 31 ( ANI ): Pakistan real estate tycoon and the main accused in the Arsalan Iftikhar case, Malik Riaz, has said he has been implicated in false cases, and therefore, has sought more time from the Supreme Court for presentation of additional evidence.
I have been implicated in a court case which has crossed three years and no final hearing has been decided.
Herpes B virus has been implicated as the cause of [apprixamately equal to] 40 cases of meningoencephalitis in persons who had direct or indirect contact with laboratory macaques.
Spinach grown in the rest of the United States has not been implicated in the current E.
Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, both from Juventus, and coach Marcello Lippi, formerly with the Turin giant, have been implicated.
Disruptions in circadian rhythm have been implicated in a variety of diseases and conditions from common jet lag to cancer.
Many antibiotics or antiseptic agents used in ototopical therapy have been implicated as having ototoxic potential when tested in animals, including gentian violet, acetic acid, ethanol, and chlorhexidine, among others.
However, because exposure to organic solvents, which are similar to anesthetic gases, has been implicated in past epidemiologic studies, there may be some credence to the idea.
Leslie Lyons, a cat geneticist at the University of California, Davis, notes that the gene for agouti has also been implicated in obesity in mice.
IMPLICATED: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (right) has been implicated in the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl (left)