implicar
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implicar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to presuppose)
a. to imply
La subordinación no implica que haya inferioridad.Subordination does not imply inferiority.
b. to mean
Abandonar la Unión Europea implicaría volver a tener una moneda débil.Leaving the European Union would mean going back to a weak currency.
2. (to embroil)
a. to involve
No quiero implicarte en este asunto, pero necesito tu ayuda.I didn't want to involve you in this issue, but I need your help.
b. to implicate
La confesión del miembro de la pandilla arrestado implicaba a su novia en el robo.The arrested gang member's confession implicated his girlfriend in the robbery.
implicarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to participate)
a. to get involved
La dejé de ver porque no quiero implicarme en negocios turbios.I stopped seeing her because I don't want to get involved in dirty business.
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implicar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (involucrar)
a. to involve
2. (law)
a. to implicate
3. (significar, suponer)
a. to mean, to imply
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (law)
a. to incriminate oneself
implicarse ento become involved in
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implicar
transitive verb
1 (involucrar) to involve
las partes implicadas the interested parties; the parties concerned
2 (significar) to imply
esto no implica que ... this does not mean that ...
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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