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Synonyms for intimate
ˈɪn təˌmeɪtin·ti·mate

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Wiktionary

  1. intimateadjective

    Closely acquainted; familiar.

    He and his sister deeply valued their intimate relationship as they didn't have much else to live for.

    Synonyms:
    bosom friend, bosom buddy, cater-cousin

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intimate

    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.

    Synonyms:
    advert, allude, hint, imply, indicate, insinuate, mention, point, refer, signify, suggest

    Preposition:
    The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intimateverb

    Synonyms:
    impart, communicate, announce, declare, tell, suggest, hint, insinuate, mention briefly

    Antonyms:
    reserve, repress, withhold, conceal

  2. intimate

    Synonyms:
    close, familiar, exact, nice, near, friendly, conversant

    Antonyms:
    distant, unfamiliar, superficial

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confidant, intimateadjective

    someone to whom private matters are confided

    Synonyms:
    confidant

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly, inexperient, remote, inexperienced, unsexy, distant, extrinsic

  2. intimateadjective

    marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

    "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington

    Synonyms:
    internal, familiar, knowledgeable, cozy, informal, versed, sexual, inner

    Antonyms:
    distant, unfriendly, unsexy, extrinsic, inexperienced, remote, inexperient

  3. cozy, intimate, informaladjective

    having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere

    "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"

    Synonyms:
    internal, familiar, knowledgeable, cozy, loose, informal, versed, cosy, sexual, inner, snug

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly, distant, unsexy, extrinsic, inexperienced, remote, inexperient

  4. familiar, intimateadjective

    having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship

    "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"

    Synonyms:
    internal, familiar, familiar(p), conversant(p), cozy, informal, knowledgeable, versed, sexual, inner

    Antonyms:
    inexperienced, distant, unsexy, inexperient, remote, extrinsic, unfriendly

  5. intimate, sexualadjective

    involved in a sexual relationship

    "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men"; "he touched her intimate parts"

    Synonyms:
    internal, familiar, knowledgeable, cozy, informal, versed, sexual, inner

    Antonyms:
    inexperient, inexperienced, remote, distant, extrinsic, unsexy, unfriendly

  6. inner, internal, intimateadjective

    innermost or essential

    "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"

    Synonyms:
    national, interior, informal, sexual, privileged, internal, cozy, versed, inner(a), intragroup, inside, familiar, inner, knowledgeable, interior(a), home(a)

    Antonyms:
    unsexy, distant, extrinsic, inexperienced, inexperient, unfriendly, remote

  7. intimate, knowledgeable, versedverb

    thoroughly acquainted through study or experience

    "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read

    Synonyms:
    lettered, well-educated, internal, familiar, well-read, knowledgeable, cozy, informal, knowing, versed, sexual, inner, learned

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly, remote, extrinsic, distant, unsexy, inexperienced, inexperient

  8. intimate, adumbrate, insinuateverb

    give to understand

    "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"

    Synonyms:
    insinuate, sketch, outline, adumbrate, suggest

    Antonyms:
    inexperient, unsexy, inexperienced, extrinsic, unfriendly, remote, distant

  9. suggest, intimateverb

    imply as a possibility

    "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"

    Synonyms:
    propose, indicate, adumbrate, suggest, evoke, insinuate, advise, paint a picture, hint

    Antonyms:
    distant, inexperienced, inexperient, remote, unfriendly, extrinsic, unsexy

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intimateadjective

    Synonyms:
    near, close

  2. intimateadjective

    Synonyms:
    familiar, friendly, THICK, hand and glove, hail fellow well met

  3. intimatenoun

    Synonyms:
    confidant, crony, familiar friend, intimate acquaintance

  4. intimateverb

    Synonyms:
    suggest, hint, insinuate, allude to, make allusion to, give an inkling of, glance at, remind of, put in mind of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "intimate":

    close, respondent, cozy

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How to use intimate in a sentence?

  1. John Brooks:

    Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted infection in the typical sense, but it can be transmitted during sexual and intimate contact, as well as with personal contact and shared bedding and clothing.

  2. Emily Lyons:

    Remodeling after a breakup depends on the individual and the breakup, if it is going to help you be happy and move on then absolutely it’s a necessity. At one New York City interior design firm they even have a term( used internally) for such projects : break-up decoration therapy. Sean Juneja, CEO of Dcor Aid, says Dcor Aid’s important to start in the bedroom, the most intimate space you shared. Even if you ca n’t afford to knock down any walls, paint them.

  3. Roger Stone:

    Well, first of all, I don't want to intimate in anyway that I control or have influence with Julian Assange because I do not, we have a mutual friend, somebody we both trust and therefore I am a recipient of pretty good information.

  4. James Arthur Baldwin:

    The price one pays for pursuing a profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

  5. M. F. K. Fisher:

    Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.


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