1. culpably involved

    Synonyms : concerned
    Examples :
    • named three officials implicated in the plot
    • an innocent person implicated by circumstances in a crime


  1. conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting

    Synonyms : question
    Type Of : discourse, converse
  2. a conference (usually with someone important)

    Synonyms : audience, consultation
    Type Of : group discussion, conference
  3. discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation

    Type Of : converse, discourse
    Examples :
    • We interviewed the job candidates
  4. go for an interview in the hope of being hired

    Type Of : converse, discourse
    Examples :
    • The job candidate interviewed everywhere
  5. the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists

    Type Of : examination, interrogatory, interrogation
    Examples :
    • my interviews with teenagers revealed a weakening of religious bonds


  1. bring something new to an environment

    Synonyms : innovate
    Type Of : initiate, pioneer
    Examples :
    • A new word processor was introduced
  2. bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.

    Synonyms : bring out
    Type Of : present, acquaint
  3. put or introduce into something

    Synonyms : enter, infix, insert
    Type Of : attach
  4. be a precursor of

    Synonyms : inaugurate, usher in
    Type Of : begin, commence, start, lead off
  5. furnish with a preface or introduction

    Synonyms : precede, preface, premise
    Type Of : say, tell, state
  6. cause to come to know personally

    Synonyms : acquaint, present
    Type Of : inform
    Examples :
    • introduce the new neighbors to the community
  7. bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment

    Synonyms : bring in
    Examples :
    • The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor
  8. place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing

    Synonyms : enclose, inclose, insert, put in, stick in
    Type Of : pose, place, lay, set, position, put
  9. bring in or establish in a new place or environment

    Type Of : establish, give
    Examples :
    • introduce a rule
    • introduce exotic fruits
  10. put before (a body)

    Type Of : project, propose
    Examples :
    • introduce legislation


  1. any instance of aggressive extension of authority

    Type Of : control
  2. a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries

    Type Of : foreign policy
  3. a political orientation that advocates imperial interests

    Type Of : ideology, political orientation, political theory


  1. the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat

    Synonyms : shock
    Type Of : combat, fight, fighting, scrap
  2. have an effect upon

    Synonyms : affect, bear on, bear upon, touch, touch on
    Type Of : modify, change, alter
  3. influencing strongly

    Synonyms : encroachment, impingement
    Type Of : influence
  4. a forceful consequence; a strong effect

    Synonyms : wallop
    Type Of : outcome, upshot, result, issue, consequence, effect, event
    Examples :
    • the book had an important impact on my thinking
  5. press or wedge together; pack together

    Type Of : wedge, force, squeeze
  6. the striking of one body against another

    Type Of : striking, contact, impinging


  1. in an inextricable manner

    Examples :
    • motives inspired by Mammon were often inextricably blended with things pertaining to Caesar and to God


  1. caused by infection or capable of causing infection

    Synonyms : infective
  2. easily spread

    Antonyms : noninfectious
    Examples :
    • fear is exceedingly infectious; children catch it from their elders
  3. of or relating to infection

    Examples :
    • infectious hospital
    • infectious disease


  1. cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

    Synonyms : light
    Antonyms : extinguish
    Type Of : burn, combust
    Examples :
    • Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter
  2. start to burn or burst into flames

    Synonyms : catch fire, combust, conflagrate, erupt, take fire
    Type Of : change state, turn
    Examples :
    • Marsh gases ignited suddenly
  3. start or maintain a fire in

    Synonyms : fire, light
  4. arouse or excite feelings and passions

    Synonyms : fire up, heat, inflame, stir up, wake
    Type Of : elicit, raise, provoke, kindle, fire, arouse, evoke, enkindle
    Examples :
    • The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor


  1. (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite

    Synonyms : irritative
  2. causing physical discomfort

    Synonyms : painful
    Examples :
    • bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful
  3. causing irritation or annoyance

    Synonyms : annoying, bothersome, galling, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguey, plaguy, teasing, vexatious, vexing
    Examples :
    • an irritating delay


  1. a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange

    Synonyms : cyberspace, net
    Type Of : computer network