implicate implicate  /ˈɪm plɪ ˌkeɪt/


  1. (v) bring into intimate and incriminating connection
  2. (v) impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result


  1. The French newspaper Le Figaro reports that evidence quickly emerged that the witness had been paid to implicate Syria in the affair, and his testimony was discredited.
  2. Investigative journalists were encouraged to lay bare local abuses, even if they might implicate members of the Communist Party.
  3. The role of testosterone may also implicate evolution.


  1. Woman Arrested In Ricin Letters Sent To Mayor, President Tried To Implicate Husband, Authorities Say

    Police say the Texas woman allegedly behind the ricin-laced letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama implicated her husband to the FBI.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: NY1 News

  2. 'Walking Dead' actress arrested: How ricin letters became tool of revenge

    Two days after an Elvis impersonator’s online rival pleaded not guilty to sending letters tainted with the ricin toxin to several US officials, the FBI arrested a Texas actress for allegedly sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an apparently twisted bid to implicate her estranged husband.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  3. Texas actress admits mailing Obama ricin threat, blames her husband, affidavit says

    Shannon Richardson contacted authorities last month to implicate her husband, but investigators found reason to question her story. Richardson, who is pregnant, is in federal custody.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Oregonian


  1. "What we have here - and I think we should put it on the table right at the beginning - is that the suspicion was that if Mr. Libby went to prison, he might further implicate other people in the White House, and that there was some kind of...
    on Jul 8, 2007 By: John Conyers Source: Forbes

  2. "I made mistakes. I will continue to make mistakes," Giuliani said. "But what are the results? What kind of results do I get? What Bernie Kerik did wrong did not implicate what the results were for the public. What he did wrong, he's going to...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: Washington Post

  3. "We have not produced certain documents responsive to the committee's request because they implicate executive branch confidentiality interests," Fielding wrote.
    on Jul 13, 2007 By: Fred Fielding Source: Arizona Republic

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