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Hi,

Can you tell me the word “suggest” and “imply” are pretty much same meaning in these sentences, please?


Are you suggesting/implying that I look fat in this jean?

I don’t have any proof, but all the evidences suggest/imply that he's guilty.

Which word is more common for conversational English?


Thanks in advance.

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John AkiAre you suggesting/implying that I look fat in this jean?

"Are you suggesting/implying that I look fat in these jeans?"

You should study the two words. There is a difference. "Imply" is not good here. A person does not properly imply anything, some fact does. People use it this way all the time, though, because they think it makes them sound smarter than the people who use "suggest".

John AkiI don’t have any proof, but all the evidences suggest/imply that he's guilty.

"I don’t have any proof, but all the evidence suggests/implies that he's guilty."

"Suggests". It would actually have to imply something to use that word, and the sentence does not provide that.

John AkiWhich word is more common for conversational English?

Hard to say, but frequency is not the test. "Suggest", I guess.