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imply (verb) suggest something without saying it directly.
When you imply something, you indirectly make others understand it without stating it openly. When you say that the country should be freed from terrorism at any cost, you imply that terrorists should be punished very severely. When you say that it is too cold to move out, you imply that you are unwilling to move out on such a day.
- When Tom said that the cost was a bit on the high side, he implied that he was not prepared to buy it. He would not buy it for such a price.
- The president's statement implies that the dividends for the year are likely to be low. That was what he meant when he said that there was a dip in the profits of the company.