• (verb) IPA: /ˈɪmplɪkeɪt/
  • (noun) IPA: /ˈɪmplɪkət/

implicate (implicates, present participle implicating; past and past participle implicated)

  1. (transitive, with “in”) To show to be connected or involved in an unfavorable or criminal way.
    The evidence implicates involvement of top management in the scheme.
  2. To imply, to have as a necessary consequence or accompaniment.
    What did Nixon's visit to China implicate for Russia?
  3. (pragmatics) To imply without entailing; to have as an implicature.
  4. (archaic) To fold or twist together, intertwine, interlace, entangle, entwine.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • German: implikatieren
Translations Noun

implicate (plural implicates)

  1. (philosophy) The thing implied.

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