Definitions for: Implicate


[v] impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result; "What does this move entail?"
[v] bring into intimate and incriminating connection; "He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

The meeting boughs and implicated leaves. --Shelley.

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.

Synonyms: entail

See Also: affect, bring about, involve, regard

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