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intimate

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1 closely acquainted

  • intimate friends who can practically finish each otherʼs sentences
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intimate

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a person who has a strong liking for and trust in another

  • usually quite aloof in public, heʼs actually very relaxed with his intimates
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intimate

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to convey an idea indirectly

  • trying to intimate that there was more going on than anyone knew
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suggest, imply, hint, intimate, insinuate mean to convey an idea indirectly. suggest may stress putting into the mind by association of ideas, awakening of a desire, or initiating a train of thought.
    • a film title that suggests its subject matter
imply is close to suggest but may indicate a more definite or logical relation of the unexpressed idea to the expressed.
    • measures implying that bankruptcy was imminent
hint implies the use of slight or remote suggestion with a minimum of overt statement.
    • hinted that she might get the job
intimate stresses delicacy of suggestion without connoting any lack of candor.
    • intimates that there is more to the situation than meets the eye
insinuate applies to the conveying of a usually unpleasant idea in a sly underhanded manner.
    • insinuated that there were shady dealings


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