imply [im-plahy] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||betoken, connote, denote, designate, entail, evidence, give a hint, hint, import, include, insinuate, intend, intimate, involve, mention, point to, presuppose, refer, signify, suggest|
|Notes:||a speaker or writer implies, a hearer or reader infers, and implications are incorporated in statements while inferences are deduced from statements; imply means 'suggest indirectly that something is true' while infer means 'conclude or deduce something is true' and, further, to imply is to suggest or throw out a suggestion while to infer is to include or take in a suggestion
infer means 'to deduce, reason' and imply means 'to hint at, suggest'
|Antonyms:||define, explicate, express, state|