Sublist 4, Group 6 (42)

6If someone or something is ‘implicated,’ it is believed to be involved or to be guilty. Another meaning can be ‘the results or effects’ of something.


  • Consumption of dairy products is implicated in the rise of allergies in young people today.
  • Alex lost his job because he was implicated in a robbery that took place at his office.
  • The implications of the new tax are not clear yet.

Collocations: When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
hypothesis relating to, hypothetical situation
implementation of
implications of, implicated in
imposition of, impose on
integration of, integrate with

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IELTS Vocabulary


Complete the sentences below with the correct word and the correct form of the word.

  1. The _______________ of the change in management are not clear yet. (integrate, implicate)
  2. We invited them to stay with us for a few days, but they’ve been here for two months. It’s quite an _______________   (impose, implicate)
  3. Their _______________ is that if the rich get richer, the poor will also get rich.  (hypothesis, implementation)
  4. What is the best way to _______________  the two systems?  (impose, integrate)
  5. Has the school   ______________ the new absence policies yet?(hypothesis, implemented)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
4. integrate   2. imposition   1. implications   5. implemented    3. hypothesis