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- (transitive, with “in”) To show to be connected or involved in an unfavorable or criminal way.
- 2013 June 29, “A punch in the gut”, in 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.
- To imply, to have as a necessary consequence or accompaniment.
- What did Nixon's visit to China implicate for Russia?
- (pragmatics) To imply without entailing; to have as an implicature.
- (archaic) To fold or twist together, intertwine, interlace, entangle, entwine.
to connect or involve
to have as an implicature
to have as a necessary circumstance
to intertwine — see intertwine
implicate (plural implicates)
- (philosophy) The thing implied.
- inflection of :