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Synonyms for insinuate
ɪnˈsɪn yuˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insinuate(verb)

    introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner

    "He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table"

    intimate, adumbrate

  2. intimate, adumbrate, insinuate(verb)

    give to understand

    "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"

    sketch, outline, intimate, adumbrate, suggest


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  2. insinuate(verb)

    (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.


  3. insinuate(verb)

    (figurative of the above) to ingratiate; to obtain access to or introduce something by subtle, cunning or artful means


  4. insinuate(verb)

    to hint; to suggest tacitly and avoid a direct statement

    She insinuated that her friends had betrayed her.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insinuate

    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.

    advert, allude, hint, imply, indicate, intimate, mention, point, refer, signify, suggest

    The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insinuate

    introduce, insert, worm, ingratiate, intimate, suggest, infuse, hint

    withdraw, retract, alienate, extract

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insinuate(v. a.)

    introduce gently

  2. insinuate(v. a.)

    ingratiate, push artfully

  3. insinuate(v. a.)

    instil (artfully), infuse, inculcate

  4. insinuate(v. a.)

    hint, suggest, intimate, allude to, point to, refer to, remind of, put in mind of

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  1. Emeasoba George:

    No one can/will insinuate himself/herself into someone else's destiny i.e. no matter how smart/sharp you think you are, you can't/won't manipulate your destiny. Moreover, that signifies until you engage and indulge in your God-given destiny, life is likely not to augur well with you. Therefore, endeavour at all cost to discover and fulfill your God-given destiny.

  2. Roger Gannam:

    If there's any attempt here to accuse Ms. Davis of wrongdoing or insinuate that she's somehow doing something wrong, we would completely disagree with that.

  3. Buck Sexton:

    For John Brennan, the most recent former CIA director, to come forward and insinuate -- on national TV -- that a sitting president is the subject of blackmail by a foreign adversary is outrageous, there used to be a day when intelligence officials, whether they were in office or out of office, would not spew innuendo like that, especially such grave charges.

  4. Armie Hammer:

    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, ’.

  5. Molly Forgey:

    ?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.

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