Search Result for "implicate":
1. bring into intimate and incriminating connection;
- Example: "He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government"
2. impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result;
- Example: "What does this move entail?"
[syn: entail, implicate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Implicate \Im"pli*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Implicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Implicating.] [L. implicatus, p. p. of implicare to involve; pref. im- in + plicare to fold. See Employ, Ply, and cf. Imply, Implicit.] 1. To infold; to fold together; to interweave. [1913 Webster] The meeting boughs and implicated leaves. --Shelley. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
78 Moby Thesaurus words for "implicate": absorb, affect, allegorize, allude to, assail, associate, assume, attack, ball up, bring, bring to mind, call for, catch up in, censure, complicate, comprise, concern, confound, confuse, connect, connote, contain, criminate, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, draw in, embarrass, embrangle, embroil, engage, enmesh, ensnare, entail, entangle, entrap, foul up, hint, imply, import, impugn, include, incriminate, inculpate, infer, insinuate, interest, intimate, involve, knot, lead to, louse up, mean, mean to say, mess up, mire, mix up, muck up, muddle, perplex, point indirectly to, presume, presuppose, ramify, ravel, require, screw up, snarl, snarl up, subsume, suck into, suggest, suppose, suspect, take, take for granted, take in, tangle