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.