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implicate someone (in something)

to suggest that someone is involved in something. The mayor was implicated in the bribery scandal. Jane's essay implicated her teacher in the cheating scandal.
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Following an ordinary hitchhiker with two semesters of college Spanish to his name into Guatemala, WMD Machete takes a dark turn when the traveler uncovers a terrible secret that implicates his family in terrible machinations of murder and slavery.
When the town sheriff is murdered and the evidence implicates the gypsy camp leader, Lolly discovers who the real killer is.
mayor and treasurer, that implicates his associate in a plan to obtain millions from a waste hauler seeking a contract with the city.
This case does not implicate internal church governance; it implicates the relationship between a nonprofit public benefit corporation and its employees, most of whom do not belong to the Catholic Church," wrote Justice Joyce Werdegar for the majority.
The former implicates tax policy--the proper mix of various types of levies on various types of taxpayers.
A report presented in April 2002 by former EPA regulatory affairs director Eric Schaeffer implicates air pollution produced by coal-burning power plants in an estimated 5,900 deaths, 14,000 cases of acute bronchitis, and 140,000 asthma attacks yearly.
Much evidence implicates the chemical messenger known as glutamate in brain development.
647, 2000) implicates Langerhans cells in the transmission of HIV.
When the caloric response implicates the other ear, this finding takes diagnostic precedence over the positional finding.