implied


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im·ply

 (ĭm-plī′)
tr.v. im·plied, im·ply·ing, im·plies
1.
a. To express or state indirectly: She implied that she was in a hurry.
b. To make evident indirectly: His fine clothes implied that he was wealthy. See Synonyms at suggest. See Usage Note at infer.
2. To involve by logical necessity; entail: Life implies growth and death.

[Middle English implien, from Old French emplier, to enfold, from Latin implicāre; see implicate.]

implied

(ɪmˈplaɪd)
adj
hinted at or suggested; not directly expressed: an implied criticism.
impliedly adv

implied

  • subaudition - The act of understanding something that is implied but not overtly expressed; the act of reading between the lines or otherwise understanding a message that is implicit.
  • tacenda, tacit - Tacenda are things not to be mentioned or made public—things better left unsaid; tacit means "unspoken, silent" or "implied, inferred."
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implied

adjective suggested, inherent, indirect, hinted at, implicit, unspoken, tacit, undeclared, insinuated, unstated, unexpressed She felt undermined by the implied criticism.

implied

adjective
Conveyed indirectly without words or speech:
Idiom: taken for granted.
Translations

implied

[ɪmˈplaɪd]
A. ADJimplícito, tácito
it is not stated but it is impliedno se declara abiertamente pero se sobreentiende
B. CPD implied warranty Ngarantía f implícita

implied

adjimpliziert; threat alsoindirekt
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for her tone implied it, and something in her face made Meg color, and wish she had not been so frank.
No honest man will deny it," said the scout, a little nettled at the implied distrust of his explanation of the mystery of the tides; "and I grant that it is true on the small scale, and where the land is level.
It implied that the weaknesses and defects, the bad passions, the mean tendencies, and the moral diseases which lead to crime are handed down from one generation to another, by a far surer process of transmission than human law has been able to establish in respect to the riches and honors which it seeks to entail upon posterity.
Every gesture, every word, and even the silence of those with whom she came in contact, implied, and often expressed, that she was banished, and as much alone as if she inhabited another sphere, or communicated with the common nature by other organs and senses than the rest of human kind.
It was the new religion of humanity--or you might say it was the fulfillment of the old religion, since it implied but the literal application of all the teachings of Christ.
Knightley, with a smile which implied a conviction of some part of what had passed between them.
The visit of the Miss Steeles at Barton Park was lengthened far beyond what the first invitation implied.
Besides, school would be a complete change: it implied a long journey, an entire separation from Gateshead, an entrance into a new life.
Although the statement thus presented implied a weakness in Mrs.
Her tone and look implied something that was not agreeable to me in connexion with the subject.
It was not Wildfire; and in a few moments more he discerned that the rider was not Dunstan, but Bryce, who pulled up to speak, with a face that implied something disagreeable.
Perpetuity is implied, if not expressed, in the fundamental law of all national governments.