im·ply /im-'plī/ vt im·plied, im·ply·ing1: to recognize as existing by inference or necessary consequence esp. on legal or equitable groundsin ordinary circumstances...the law would imply that it was the duty of the hospital to use due care — Haase v. Starnes, 915 S.W.2d 675 (1996)2: to make known indirectly
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
advert, allude to, carry a suggestion, connote, denote, drop a hint, give a hint, give indirect information, hint at, include by implication, indicare, indicate, indirectly state, infer, insinuate, intimate, involve, leave an inference, make an allusion to, point to, show indirectly, significare, state in nonexplicit terms, suggest, whisper
associated concepts: implied acceptance, implied agency, implied authority, implied consent, implied contract, implied dedication, implied easement, implied in law, implied knowledge, implied license, implied malice, implied notice, implied permission, implied power, implied promise, implied ratification, implied trust, implied warranty
- In omnibus contractibus, sive nominatis sive innominatis, permutatio continetur. — In all contracts, whether nominate or innominate, there is implied an exchange- Expressio eorum quae tacite insunt nihil operator. — The expression of those things which are tacitly implied has no effectII index allude, bear (adduce), bespeak, connote, denote, evidence, hint, indicate, infer, purport, signify (denote)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To suggest strongly that something is true without stating it directly. See also infer
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.