Im*ply" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Implied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Implying.] [From the same source as employ. See Employ, Ply, and cf. Implicate, Apply.]
To infold or involve; to wrap up.
[Obs.] "His head in curls implied
To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting.
Where a malicious act is proved, a malicious intention is implied.
When a man employs a laborer to work for him, . . . the act of hiring implies an obligation and a promise that he shall pay him a reasonable reward for his services.
To refer, ascribe, or attribute.
Whence might this distaste arise?
If [from] neither your perverse and peevish will.
To which I most imply it.
Syn. -- To involve; include; comprise; import; mean; denote; signify; betoken. See Involve.
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