- 1implicate somebody (in something) to show or suggest that someone is involved in something bad or criminal synonym incriminate He tried to avoid saying anything that would implicate him further.
- 2implicate something (in/as something) to show or suggest that something is the cause of something bad The results implicate poor hygiene as one cause of the outbreak. Idioms
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NAmE//ˈɪmpləˌkeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they implicate
he / she / it implicates
past simple implicated
-ing form implicating
to be involved in a crime; to be responsible for something bad Senior officials were implicated in the scandal.
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