Im*ply" transitive verb
From the same source as employ. See Employ
, and cf. Implicate
imperfect & past participle Implied ; present participle & verbal noun Implying
- To infold or involve; to wrap up. Obs. "His head in curls implied."
- To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting.
Where a mulicious act is proved, a mulicious intention is implied.
When a man employs a laborer to work for him, . . . the act of hiring implies an obligation and a promise that he shall pay him a reasonable reward for his services.
- To refer, ascribe, or attribute. Obs.
Whence might this distaste arise?
If [from] neither your perverse and peevish will.
To which I most imply it.
Syn. -- To involve; include; comprise; import; mean; denote; signify; betoken. See Involve.