introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner
"He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table"
intimate, adumbrate, insinuate(verb)
give to understand
"I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
(rare) to creep, wind, or flow into; to enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices
The water insinuated itself into the rock. It became ice, which expanded and cracked large fragments off of the hard stone.
(figurative of the above) to ingratiate; to obtain access to or introduce something by subtle, cunning or artful means
to hint; to suggest tacitly and avoid a direct statement
She insinuated that her friends had betrayed her.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Advert, mention, and refer are used of language that more or less distinctly utters a certain thought; the others of language from which it may be inferred. We allude to a matter slightly, perhaps by a word or phrase, as it were in byplay; we advert to it when we turn from our path to treat it; we refer to it by any clear utterance that distinctly turns the mind or attention to it; as, marginal figures refer to a parallel passage; we mention a thing by explicit word, as by naming it. The speaker adverted to the recent disturbances and the remissness of certain public officers; tho he mentioned no name, it was easy to see to whom he alluded. One may hint at a thing in a friendly way, but what is insinuated is always unfavorable, generally both hostile and cowardly. One may indicate his wishes, intimate his plans, imply his opinion, signify his will, suggest a course of action. Compare SUGGESTION.
The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.
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?Jacky built a career as a computer programmer and software developer for major companies in Southern Nevada, and she used those tech skills to continue her career as an independent consultant, an independent consultant operates a business, and it’s absurd for Senator Heller to insinuate otherwise.
Especially at a time of growing discord, to insinuate outright racial animosity by Republican Members of Congress during legitimate debate about the merits and Constitutionality of admitting the District of Columbia as a state is unbecoming of a Representative and violates the rules of the House, mr. Jones thankfully realized his words were inappropriate, and accepted the removal of the words from the record.
I also didn't mean to insinuate, nor do I believe, that Casey Affleck or anyone from Casey Affleck camp had anything to do with leaked information that took place during the press for ‘ Birth of a Nation, ’.
Especially at a time of growing discord, to insinuate outright racial animosity by Republican members of Congress during legitimate debate about the merits and constitutionality of admitting the District of Columbia as a state is unbecoming of a representative and violates the rules of the House, mr. Jones thankfully realized his words were inappropriateand accepted the removal of the words from the record.
I can not believe anyone would insinuate Sister Jean gave up on these kids, how utterly disgusting.
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