Definition of implicate
Examples of implicate in a sentence
His business partner was implicated in the theft.
the implicated vines did form a most restful garden bower
Origin and Etymology of implicate
Middle English, to convey by implication, from Medieval Latin implicatus, past participle of implicare, from Latin, to entwine, involve — more at employ
First Known Use: 15th century
IMPLICATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of implicate for English Language Learners
: to show that someone or something is closely connected to or involved in something (such as a crime)
IMPLICATE Defined for Kids
Definition of implicate for Students
: to show to be connected or involved He's been implicated in the crime.
Legal Definition of implicate
1 : to involve as a consequence, corollary, or natural inference firing the federal employee because of her protest implicates the First Amendment
2 : to connect to a crime
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