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insinuate

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1 to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way
  • Years were needed for the agent to insinuate himself into the criminal organization.
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2 to convey an idea indirectly
  • Are you insinuating that I won by cheating?
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3 to put among or between others
  • quietly insinuated herself among the concertgoers raptly listening to the piano solo
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Synonym Discussion of insinuate

introduce, insert, insinuate, interpolate, intercalate, interpose, interject mean to put between or among others. introduce is a general term for bringing or placing a thing or person into a group or body already in existence.
    • introduced a new topic into the conversation
insert implies putting into a fixed or open space between or among.
    • inserted a clause in the contract
insinuate implies introducing gradually or by gentle pressure.
    • insinuated himself into the group
interpolate applies to the inserting of something extraneous or spurious.
    • interpolated her own comments into the report
intercalate suggests an intrusive inserting of something in an existing series or sequence.
    • new chapters intercalated with the old
interpose suggests inserting an obstruction or cause of delay.
    • interpose barriers to communication
interject implies an abrupt or forced introduction.
    • interjected a question


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