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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·ply /ɪmˈplaɪ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·ply v. t. [imp. & p. p. Implied p. pr. & vb. n. Implying.]
 1. To infold or involve; to wrap up. [Obs.] “His head in curls implied.”
 2. To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting.
    Where a malicious act is proved, a malicious intention is implied.   --Bp. Sherlock.
    When a man employs a laborer to work for him, . . . the act of hiring implies an obligation and a promise that he shall pay him a reasonable reward for his services.   --Blackstone.
 3. To refer, ascribe, or attribute. [Obs.]
    Whence might this distaste arise?
 If [from] neither your perverse and peevish will.
 To which I most imply it.   --J. Webster.
 Syn: -- To involve; include; comprise; import; mean; denote; signify; betoken. See Involve.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: express or state indirectly [syn: connote]
      2: suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
      3: have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means
         that we have to stop taking long showers" [syn: entail,
      4: suggest that someone is guilty [syn: incriminate, inculpate]
      5: have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail; "This
         decision involves many changes" [syn: involve]
      [also: implied]