This is from an article in the CBC news:Is there a path to redemption for any of the high-profile men accused of sexual misconduct?
Marcus has a point. That's not to suggest men like Harvey Weinstein, who embody a particularly heinous sort of sexual predator — those who not only victimize prey, but implicate all those around by terrorizing them into silence — deserve any shot at redemption. Nor do men who prey on children.
I tried to apply different entries of 'implicate' to the sentence to figure out the context, but am confused. '3. to affect as a consequence' seems to work. But one of the synonyms 'incriminate' seems to fit the context as well. What is your take on it?