in·​tel | \ ˈin-ˌtel How to pronounce intel (audio) \

Definition of intel

: useful information concerning a subject of interest (such as an enemy) : intelligence Fresh and accurate intel would result in successful operations.— Darryl Young The airlines crave intel on your food allergies, your tolerance for G-forces and your propensity for air rage.— McKenzie Funk often used before another noun intel dataan intel briefing

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Jen, owner of Urban Sprouts—a boutique plant shop in downtown Renton, WA—and author of The Inspired Houseplant: Transform Your Home with Indoor Plants shared some intel on the plants that are trending for this spring. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "6 Trendy Houseplants You'll Be Seeing Everywhere This Spring," 5 Mar. 2019 Another source gave a similar intel to People the following month. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Miley Cyrus Responds to Rumors That She and Liam Hemsworth Are Expecting a Baby," 17 Jan. 2019 The Devil Wears Prada screenwriter, Aline Brosh McKenna, shared some intel about the monologue during a discussion at Vulture Festival L.A. this week. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "This Iconic The Devil Wears Prada Moment Was Almost Totally Different," 20 Nov. 2018 And former intel chiefs are bristling at the President Trump's decision to declassify important documents related to the Russia investigation. Fox News, "Ingraham: The rush to judgment and injustice for Kavanaugh," 18 Sep. 2018 Thanks to Katherine and Sara for sharing all their Miami intel, and a massive thanks to Brett Fuchs for engineering and mixing. Condé Nast Traveler, "We Planned Your First Trip to Miami: Women Who Travel Podcast," 3 Dec. 2018 Argentina, Chile, and Colombia Harry HastingsPlan South AmericaHastings has intel on top-notch estancias and can connect you with all sorts of interesting locals, from emerald miners to rock-star chefs. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 The risk of re-injury as well as background intel on his personality may continue to give some teams pause. Jeremy Woo,, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 9.0: Trade Speculation Heats Up," 10 June 2018 But aside from documentation, using a private email poses additional security risks, leaving sensitive government intel in jeopardy of being mismanaged. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "Ivanka Trump Used Her Personal Email Account for Government Business," 20 Nov. 2018

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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