What does insinuate mean?

Definitions for insinuate
ɪnˈsɪn yuˌeɪtin·sin·u·ate

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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"

  2. intimate, adumbrate, insinuate(verb)

    give to understand

    "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"

Wiktionary

  1. 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.

    Etymology: From insinuo, from in + sinus

  2. insinuate(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From insinuo, from in + sinus

  3. insinuate(Verb)

    to hint; to suggest tacitly and avoid a direct statement

    She insinuated that her friends had betrayed her.

    Etymology: From insinuo, from in + sinus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insinuate(verb)

    to introduce gently or slowly, as by a winding or narrow passage, or a gentle, persistent movement

  2. Insinuate(verb)

    to introduce artfully; to infuse gently; to instill

  3. Insinuate(verb)

    to hint; to suggest by remote allusion; -- often used derogatorily; as, did you mean to insinuate anything?

  4. Insinuate(verb)

    to push or work (one's self), as into favor; to introduce by slow, gentle, or artful means; to ingratiate; -- used reflexively

  5. Insinuate(verb)

    to creep, wind, or flow in; to enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices

  6. Insinuate(verb)

    to ingratiate one's self; to obtain access or favor by flattery or cunning

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insinuate

    in-sin′ū-āt, v.t. to introduce gently or artfully: to hint, esp. a fault: to work into favour.—v.i. to creep or flow in: to enter gently: to obtain access by flattery or stealth.—adj. Insin′uating, tending to insinuate or enter gently: insensibly winning confidence.—adv. Insin′uatingly.—n. Insinuā′tion, act of insinuating: power of insinuating: that which is insinuated: a hint, esp. conveying an indirect imputation.—adj. Insin′uative, insinuating or stealing on the confidence: using insinuation.—n. Insin′uator.—adj. Insin′uatory. [L. insinuāre, -ātumin, in, sinus, a curve.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insinuate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insinuate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of insinuate in a Sentence

  1. Bill Behrns:

    I can not believe anyone would insinuate Sister Jean gave up on these kids, how utterly disgusting.

  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. 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, ’.

  4. Armie Hammer:

    I also didn't mean to insinuate, nor do I believe, that Casey or anyone from his camp had anything to do with leaked information that took place during the press for ‘Birth of a Nation,’.

  5. 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.

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