Today’s Word: imply

April 15, 2017 =========

☆  imply  ほのめかす


“What are you implying?” is one of the useful phrases this week, and it really is useful! When you imply something, it means that you are saying something about a situation in an indirect way. It is usually used in a negative way. So the question, “What are you implying?” means that someone has said something to you that feels like an attack or criticism of you, and you want them to be more honest and direct and tell you the truth.

Here are some examples of this word:

Are you implying that the mistake is my fault?
My boss always tries to undermine me and implies that the delays are because of me.
I didn’t mean to imply that there was something wrong with your work.
Just because a machine or robot can do the job of a person doesn’t imply that there is anything wrong with the ability of that person.

Can you use imply in a sentence?