Adjective "implicating" definition and examples

(Implicating may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Show (someone) to be involved in a crime.
  1. 'Such explicitly parodic celebrities implicate themselves in the culture industry's deception.'
  2. 'The report also implicated the gene in diabetes in an isolated population of people from Finland.'
  3. 'It transpired that one of the girls she sought to implicate was out of town on a sports trip when the ‘exchange’ took place.'
  4. 'However, the accused said he had been falsely implicated in the case.'
  5. 'Otherwise, we will never get any solution to the problem, because too many people in the legal system and in the law enforcement offices are either directly or indirectly implicated.'
  6. 'It would not, your Honour, but also, though, in the end, it would not necessarily implicate him in murder either.'
  7. 'She again denied allegations implicating her in the scam.'
  8. 'Yesterday, he also laid out an intricate plot to implicate him in his former wife's murder, stopping short of calling it political interference.'
  9. 'I was able to show that several had been ‘doctored’ after Mary's forced abdication to justify what her enemies had done to her, implicating her in crimes she didn't commit.'
  10. 'I know it to be true because my own father was indirectly implicated.'
  11. 'viruses are known to be implicated in the development of certain cancers'
  12. 'Inappropriate folding of specific protein molecules is now being implicated in a number of diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and many autoimmune diseases.'
  13. 'In all, 67 students were implicated in the scam that involved nearly $170,000.'
  14. 'If you cannot tell if a brand of fresh spinach was implicated in the outbreak, and the package has a ‘use by date’ of October 1, 2006 or earlier, you should not purchase or eat it.'
  15. 'Some of America's other premier companies were also implicated in the scandal.'
  16. 'No one can say for sure who was implicated to a greater degree in the riots.'
  17. 'If you are satisfied that he was implicated in the acts in which he is said to have been implicated, he must as completely satisfy you that he is not answer able by reason of unsoundness of mind.'
  18. 'I did indeed feel a certain admiration but it was mixed with revulsion that I was now implicated in blackmail just by knowing about it.'
  19. 'At least six travel agencies had been implicated in the alleged scam.'
  20. 'Some Members of Parliament are being implicated in the illegal mining activities.'
  21. 'The people who were implicated in major corruption scandals are still key personalities in high-level civil service.'
Convey (a meaning) indirectly through what one says, rather than stating it explicitly.
  1. 'By releasing this record, she implicates that someone, somewhere, is wringing their hands in anticipation for it.'
  2. 'Using the media richness concept implicates that the content of messages conveyed through the different electronic media should be in accordance with their specific characteristics.'
  3. 'She is the walking example that being ‘physically challenged’ does not implicate that one cannot be successful.'


A thing implied.
  1. 'This is an implicate of the inscripturation of revelation.'

More definitions

1. to show to be also involved, usually in an incriminating manner: to be implicated in a crime.

2. to imply as a necessary circumstance, or as something to be inferred or understood.

3. to connect or relate to intimately; affect as a consequence: The malfunctioning of one part of the nervous system implicates another part.

4. Archaic. to fold or twist together; intertwine; interlace.

More examples(as adjective)

"agents can be implicating."


(implicate)Late Middle English: from Latin implicatus ‘folded in’, past participle of implicare (see imply). The original sense was ‘entwine’; compare with employ and imply. The earliest modern ( implicate (sense 2 of the verb)), dates from the early 17th century.