Today’s word from the academic word list is
The main forms of this word are implicate and implication. It is closely related to the word imply and can be a useful word to use when you are writing about results/effects.
implication as effect
We need to consider the implications fo this proposal carefully.
this could have serious implications for unemployment
there may be wide-ranging/major implications for the care of the elderly
there are possible/potential funding implications
the authorities did not think through the full implication of these proposals
implication as involvement
Another use of the word is for when someone has been involved in an activity – often an illegal one
Several major corporations have been found to be implicated in the dumping of chemical waste