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im·ply

imply

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm plaI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: implies, implying, implied
definition: to hint or suggest without saying directly.
When she said that the floor was dirty, she was implying that I should mop it.
synonyms:
hint, suggest
antonyms:
state
similar words:
allude, indicate
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The word imply contains the following parts:
im-1 Latin prefix that means in, into, on
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The prefix im-1 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-1 used before roots beginning with m, p, and b, such as "mers," "port," and "bib."
plic, plex, ply Latin root that means fold, plait