implicate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] [often passive] 

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/ˈɪmplɪkeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyimplicate
he/she/itimplicates
present participleimplicating
past tenseimplicated
past participleimplicated
  1. 1
    to show or suggest that someone is involved in something illegal or morally wrong
    implicate someone in something:

    Three ministers have been implicated in the scandal.

  2. 2
    to make something seem likely to be the cause of something bad