implicate (implicates, present participle implicating; past and past participle implicated)
- (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.
- To imply, to have as a necessary consequence or accompaniment.
- What did Nixon's visit to China implicate for Russia?
- (pragmatics) To imply without entailing; to have as an implicature.
- (archaic) To fold or twist together, intertwine, interlace, entangle, entwine.
- German: implikatieren
implicate (plural implicates)
- (philosophy) The thing implied.