- 1implicit (in something) suggested without being directly expressed Implicit in his speech was the assumption that they were guilty. implicit criticism
- 2implicit (in something) forming part of something (although perhaps not directly expressed) The ability to listen is implicit in the teacher's role.
- 3complete and not doubted synonym absolute She had the implicit trust of her staff. compare explicit
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adverb It reinforces, implicitly or explicitly, the idea that money is all-important. I trust John implicitly.