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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPLICATE

There was nothing in what he had to tell them that could implicate Mr. Dunbar.

How or where she would not say—one had the impression that she feared to implicate some one.

Your son-in-law will certainly not endeavour to implicate you.

And if she committed suicide, she would not implicate you in it by making you buy the poison.

Now, however, you must do nothing more that might implicate you.

Now that he had struck Newall he had no wish to implicate him.

He was not seeking to implicate her—she felt certain of that.

How happens it that you have waited ten years before it occurred to you to implicate me?

He knew nothing about it, though the girl tried her hardest to implicate him.

The editor did not think it necessary to implicate Mr. Hamlin.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to convey in a fable;" c.1600, "intertwine, wreathe," from Latin implicatus, past participle of implicare "to involve, entwine" (see implication). Meaning "involve a person in a crime, charge, etc.," is from 1797. Related: Implicated; implicating.

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