Synonyms of imply
, see infer
1 suggestDictionary • Are you implying that I had something to do with this?
suggest • What exactly are you suggesting?
hint • The President hinted he might make some changes in the government.
insinuate • The article insinuated that the President was lying.
indicate • He has indicated that he might resign.
signal • The country was signalling its readiness to have the embargo lifted.
intimate • He intimated that he was contemplating leaving the company.
signify • The two approaches signified a sharp difference between the men.
connote • The term 'ladies' connotes females who are simultaneously put on a pedestal and patronised.
give (someone) to understand
2 involveDictionary • The meeting in no way implies a resumption of contact with the terrorists.
involve • Running a kitchen involves a great deal of discipline and speed.
mean • The red signal means that you can shoot.
entail • Such a decision would entail a huge risk.
include • The trip was extended to include a few other events.
require • This requires thought, effort, and a certain ruthlessness.
denote • Red eyes denote strain and fatigue.
presuppose • All your arguments presuppose that he is a rational man.
betoken • His demeanour betokened embarrassment at his prosperity.
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betokenIf something betokens something else, it is a sign of this thing.
• His demeanour betokened embarrassment at his prosperity.
connoteIf a word or name connotes something, it makes you think of a particular idea or quality.
• The term 'ladies' connotes females who are simultaneously put on a pedestal and patronised.
denoteIf one thing denotes another, it is a sign or indication of it.
• Red eyes denote strain and fatigue.
Thesaurus for imply from the Collins English Thesaurus