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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.]
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Adj.1.implicated - culpably involved; "all those concerned in the bribery case have been identified"; "named three officials implicated in the plot"; "an innocent person implicated by circumstances in a crime"
involved - connected by participation or association or use; "we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved"; "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified"

implicated

adjective involved, suspected, incriminated, under suspicion Eventually the President was implicated in the cover-up.
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Forman, the famous old conjurer, who was implicated in the affair of Overbury.
I suspect myself, and cannot help a shudder when I find myself so implicated even in what are called good works--for this may sometimes happen.
Your name was implicated in the most terrible confession I ever read.
That the investigation of the fundamental principles of government was deeply implicated in these dissensions is evident from the immortal work of Grotius, upon the rights of war and peace, which undoubtedly originated from them.
also came to an end in the famous Lamothe-Valois implicated in the affair of the Diamond Necklace.
The servant, enlightened by his disclosure, and afraid of being himself implicated in the crime, would doubtless become an ally of the detective.
They were all still intensely excited, and all overflowing with noisy expressions of their loyalty to the Law; yet I felt an absolute assurance in my own mind that the Hyena-swine was implicated in the rabbit-killing.
I am now awaiting," continued he, looking toward the door of our apartment - "I am now awaiting a person who, although perhaps not the perpetrator of these butcheries, must have been in some measure implicated in their perpetration.
Maria and Julia, and especially Maria, were so closely implicated in Mr.
and there is three or four Prime Ministers of these parts implicated by the correspondence.
Weevle reverts from this intelligence to the Galaxy portraits implicated, and seems to know the originals, and to be known of them.
You, in complicity with the bewitched goat implicated in this suit, during the night of the twenty-ninth of March last, murdered and stabbed, in concert with the powers of darkness, by the aid of charms and underhand practices, a captain of the king's arches of the watch, Phoebus de Châteaupers.