verb bring into intimate and incriminating connection
He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government
verb impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result
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Im"pli*cate transitive verb
L. implicatus, p. p. of implicare to involve; pref. im- in + plicare to fold. See Employ, Ply, and cf. Imply, Implicit.
imperfect & past participleImplicated ; present participle & verbal nounImplicating
To infold; to fold together; to interweave.
The meeting boughs and implicated leaves.
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.