1 involvement, connection, inclusion, association, entanglement:
My implication in that affair was minimal.
2 suggestion, hint, insinuation, innuendo, intimation:
I resent the implication that I had anything to do with the murder.
3 significance, purport, drift, meaning, denotation, conclusion, inference, import, connotation, sense, burden, substance, essence, pith:
The implication of the article is that the government knew about the illegal exports all along.
1 possible effect/result
considerable, crucial, enormous, important, major, massive, strong | main | deeper, fundamental, profound | broad, far-reaching, wider
discussing the broader implications of the medical plan
Now they realized the full implications of the new system.
| direct | clear, obvious | underlying | general | further | possible, potential | future, long-term | grave, serious | disturbing, frightening, ominous, sinister | adverse, damaging, negative | interesting | radical, revolutionary | practical
These results have important practical implications.
| commercial, constitutional, economic, educational, environmental, ethical, financial, ideological, legal, moral, philosophical, political, psychological, social
the constitutional implications of a royal divorce
| cost, health, policy, resource, safety, security, tax
VERB + IMPLICATION
The emphasis on testing leads to greater stress among students and carries implications of failure.
| grasp, realize, understand | assess, consider, examine, explore, ponder, study
You need to consider the legal implications before you publish anything.
| digest | discuss | explain | accept
a society that fully accepts the implications of disability
| reject | ignore
IMPLICATION + VERB
Several interesting implications arise from these developments.
| be involved
Given the resource implications involved, the plan will have to be scaled down.
disturbing implications about the company's future
| ~ for
The research has far-reaching implications for medicine as a whole.
2 sth suggested but not said openly
The implication is clear: young females do better if they mate with a new male.
His remark seemed to have various possible implications.
VERB + IMPLICATION
carry, have | understand | digest
Brian paused for a moment while he digested the implications of this statement. | resentI resent the implication that I don't care about my father.
In refusing to believe our story, he is saying by implication that we are lying.
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