To involve or connect intimately or incriminatingly.transitive verb
To have as a consequence or necessary circumstance; imply or entail.transitive verb
To convey, imply, or suggest by implicature.transitive verb
To interweave or entangle; entwine.noun
The thing implied; that which results from implication.
To infold or fold over; involve; entangle.
To cause to be affected; show to be concerned or have a part; bring into connection or relation: with by, in, or with: as, the disease implicates other organs; the evidence implicates several persons in the crime.
Synonyms Implicate, Involve, Entangle. Implicate and involve are similar words, but with a marked difference. The first means to fold into a thing; the second, to roll into it. What is folded, however, may be folded but once or partially; what is involved is rolled many times. Hence, men are said to be implicated when they are only under suspicion, or have taken but a small share in a transaction; they are said to be involved when they are deeply concerned. In this sense implicate is always used of persons; involve may be used of persons or things; both words being always metaphorically employed. Entangle is used either literally or metaphorically, and signifies to involve so that extrication is a matter of extreme difficulty.transitive verb
To infold; to fold together; to interweave.transitive verb
To bring into connection with; to involve; to connect; — applied to persons, in an unfavorable sense