insinuate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To present or else convey (a thought, including) slowly and insidiously. See Synonyms at recommend.
    • To introduce or insert (oneself) by subtle and artful means.
    • To introduce carefully or gradually, as by a winding or slim passage, or a gentle, persistent action.
    • To introduce artfully; to infuse carefully; to instill.
    • To hint; to suggest by remote allusion; -- usually used derogatorily
    • To press or work (one's self), as into benefit; to present by slow, mild, or artful means; to ingratiate; -- used reflexively.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to create insinuations.
    • To slide, wind, or flow in; to enter carefully, gradually, or imperceptibly, as into cracks.
    • To ingratiate an individual's self; to have access or favor by flattery or cunning.
  • verb:
    • to slide, wind, or circulation into; to enter carefully, gradually, or imperceptibly, as into cracks
    • to ingratiate; to get access to or introduce something by refined, cunning or artful means
    • to hint; to suggest tacitly and give a wide berth to a primary declaration
    • introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle way
    • give to understand
  • others:
    • To bring in tortuously or indirectly; present by devious means or by imperceptible levels; worm in.
    • To hint obliquely; recommend indirectly, or by remote allusion.
    • Synonyms Intimate, recommend, etc. See hint, transitive verb
    • to go tortuously; wind.
    • To slide or move softly in; enter imperceptibly or stealthily.
    • to achieve regarding affections or confidence by cautious or artful means; ingratiate your self.
    • To make hints or indirect suggestions.

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