• WordNet 3.6
    • v implicate impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result "What does this move entail?"
    • v implicate bring into intimate and incriminating connection "He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Implicate 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.
    • Implicate To infold; to fold together; to interweave. "The meeting boughs and implicated leaves."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • implicate To infold or fold over; involve; entangle.
    • implicate To cause to be affected; show to be concerned or have a part; bring into connection or relation: with by, in, or with: as, the disease implicates other organs; the evidence implicates several persons in the crime.
    • implicate Synonyms Implicate, Involve, Entangle. Implicate and involve are similar words, but with a marked difference. The first means to fold into a thing; the second, to roll into it. What is folded, however, may be folded but once or partially; what is involved is rolled many times. Hence, men are said to be implicated when they are only under suspicion, or have taken but a small share in a transaction; they are said to be involved when they are deeply concerned. In this sense implicate is always used of persons; involve may be used of persons or things; both words being always metaphorically employed. Entangle is used either literally or metaphorically, and signifies to involve so that extrication is a matter of extreme difficulty.
    • n implicate The thing implied; that which results from implication.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Implicate im′pli-kāt (with by, in, with) to enfold: to involve: to entangle
    • ns Implicate the thing implied
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. implicatus, p. p. of implicare, to involve; pref. im-, in + plicare, to fold. See Employ Ply, and cf. Imply Implicit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. implicāre, -ātumin, in, plicāre, to fold.


In literature:

It is not merely a matter of seeing his personal aspect and address; these are readily given by implication.
"The Craft of Fiction" by Percy Lubbock
In a week he established a very bad reputation there; but nothing could be found to implicate you.
"Now or Never" by Oliver Optic
But Galton's phrase is so widely current that we shall continue to use it, with the implications that have just been outlined.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Their implications were clear enough to the hearers to whom they were addressed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
There she made a full confession, in which many persons were implicated.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
On the other side, individual interests were not implicated in the decision at all.
"Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
Erasmus Darwin, who forestalled his evolution theory, and was indeed more aware of its vitalistic implications.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
I doubt if she says anything; and if she does, we are all implicated.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
In some other parts of the Basin, the implications of a modern unified economy are a threat to traditional farms and farming methods.
"The Nation's River" by United States Department of the Interior
Such a theory would suggest that one of the servants is implicated.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees

In news:

NewsHour Analysts Debate the Implications of President Bush's Inaugural Address .
We're not sure that anything has really been settled in Tampa Bay with the acquisition of veteran netminder Dwayne Roloson this past weekend, but the move has a number of implications.
The statistical implications of the deal sending Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins to the Atlanta Braves for Omar Infante and Mike Dunn are significant.
The attorney representing Dr Andrew Bourne said Thursday that emails police say implicate his client in a child sex scandal "seem to be innocuous .".
Racial Differences and Implications for Prevention.
Legal Implications of Concussions Symposium Oct 25 at The John Marshall Law School.
"The Legal Implications of Concussions for Sports and the Military in the Future" will be the topic for a noon symposium on Thursday, Oct 25, at The John Marshall Law School, 315 S Plymouth Ct.
There's a battle raging in Congress over President Bush's judicial nominees that will have far reaching implications not only for the nation's courts, but also potentially for the way the US Senate conducts business.
Inflation battle in fast-growing economy has implications for US corporations.
Until he was implicated by Mr Boesky in 1986, Mr Milken, the son of a California accountant, controlled a vast network of junk-bond traders.
What's more, if the lampreys go, some say that could have implications for the more charismatic fish in our streams and ocean, the salmon.
As BP engineers continue attempts to stem the Gulf oil leak , Tom Bearden reports on the implications for the wildlife along Louisiana's fragile coast and the attempts to protect the ecosystem from heavier oil.
Though this discussion is quite basic, many of the attendees in my CNC seminars are so surprised at this presentation, I assume that many people have not considered the implications of this question.
Any prudent car owner would worry about the liability insurance implications here, and RelayRides provides $1 million of it to the owner of the car.
The practical implication of this was that my wife Arlene was now at mortal risk.

In science:

We use random matrix methods to study the Dirac spectrum and its implications for chiral symmetry breaking.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
The second global symmetry is flavor symmetry, whose spontaneous breaking has profound implications for the hadron spectrum.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
We discuss the implications of this result in §5.3.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
Though Tegmark specifically implicates Penrose, his criticisms target neither the Penrose-Hameroff Orch OR model nor any other that is currently or has been under investigation.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
These concepts have no necessary connection to or implications for the sub jective.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility