implicate


implicate
im·pli·cate /'im-plə-ˌkāt/ vt -cat·ed, -cat·ing: to involve as a consequence, corollary, or natural inference
firing the federal employee because of her protest implicate s the First Amendment

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

implicate
I verb accuse, admiscere, allege to be guilty, associate, brand, bring into connection with, charge, connect, criminate, delate, denounce, draw in, embroil, engage, enmesh, entangle, expose, hold responsible, implicare, impute, include, incriminate, inculpate, infer, inform against, inligare, interlace, intertwine, involve, link, lodge a complaint, make a party to, point to, suggest, tangle associated concepts: implicate a codefendant, implicate an accomplice, implicate in a crime II index accuse, arraign, blame, cite (accuse), complain (charge), condemn (blame), denigrate, denounce (inform against), impeach, incriminate, indict, inform (betray), present (prefer charges)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Implicate — Im pli*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Implicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Implicating}.] [L. implicatus, p. p. of implicare to involve; pref. im in + plicare to fold. See {Employ}, {Ply}, and cf. {Imply}, {Implicit}.] 1. To infold; to fold together; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • implicate — (v.) early 15c., to convey in a fable; c.1600, intertwine, wreathe, from L. implicatus, pp. of implicare to involve, entwine (see IMPLICATION (Cf. implication)). Meaning involve a person in a crime, charge, etc., is from 1797. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • implicate — *involve Analogous words: *concern, affect: incriminate (see ACCUSE) Contrasted words: *exculpate, absolve, acquit, exonerate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • implicate — [v] imply, involve accuse, affect, associate, blame, charge, cite, compromise, concern, connect, embroil, entangle, frame, hint, impute, include, incriminate, inculpate, insinuate, lay at one’s door*, link, mean, mire, name, pin on*, point finger …   New thesaurus

  • implicate — ► VERB 1) show to be involved in a crime. 2) (be implicated in) bear some of the responsibility for. 3) convey (a meaning or intention) indirectly; imply. DERIVATIVES implicative adjective. ORIGIN Latin implicare fold in, involve, imply …   English terms dictionary

  • implicate — [im′pli kāt΄] vt. implicated, implicating [< L implicatus, pp. of implicare, to enfold, involve: see IMPLY] 1. a) to show to have a connection with a crime, fault, etc.; involve b) to show to be involved or concerned 2. Rare to imply …   English World dictionary

  • implicate — v. (D; tr.) to implicate in (to implicate smb. in a scandal) * * * [ ɪmplɪkeɪt] (D; tr.) to implicate in (to implicate smb. in a scandal) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • implicate — verb (T) 1 to show or seem to show that someone is involved in something wrong or criminal: implicate sb in sth: The letter seemed to implicate Mitchell in the robbery. 2 to show or seem to show that something is the cause of something bad or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • implicate — UK [ˈɪmplɪkeɪt] / US [ˈɪmplɪˌkeɪt] verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms implicate : present tense I/you/we/they implicate he/she/it implicates present participle implicating past tense implicated past participle implicated 1) to show or… …   English dictionary

  • implicate — [[t]ɪ̱mplɪkeɪt[/t]] implicates, implicating, implicated VERB To implicate someone means to show or claim that they were involved in something wrong or criminal. → See also implicated [V n in n] Allegations had appeared in the press implicating… …   English dictionary


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