implicate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin implico (entangle, involve), from plico (fold)

Verb[edit]

implicate (third-person singular simple present implicates, present participle implicating, simple past and past participle implicated)

  1. To connect or involve in an unfavorable or criminal way with something.
    • 2013 June 29, “A punch in the gut”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 72-3: 
      Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.
    The evidence implicates involvement of top management in the scheme.
  2. To imply, to have as a necessary consequence or accompaniment.
    What did Nixon's visit to China implicate for Russia?
  3. (archaic) To fold or twist together, intertwine, interlace, entangle, entwine.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

implicate

  1. second-person plural present of implicare
  2. third-person singular imperative of implicare
  3. feminine plural past participle of implicare

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

implicāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of implicātus