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in·sin·u·ate

 (ĭn-sĭn′yo͞o-āt′)
v. in·sin·u·at·ed, in·sin·u·at·ing, in·sin·u·ates
v.tr.
1. To express or otherwise convey (a thought, for example) in an indirect or insidious way. See Synonyms at suggest.
2.
a. To maneuver or insert (oneself) into a place: "One of the boys insinuated himself next to me and squeezed my hand" (Caroline Preston).
b. To cause (oneself) to be involved or accepted by subtle and artful means: insinuated himself into court intrigues; insinuated herself into my good graces.
v.intr.
To make insinuations.

[Latin īnsinuāre, īnsinuāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + sinuāre, to curve (from sinus, curve).]

in·sin′u·a′tive adj.
in·sin′u·a′tor n.
in·sin′u·a·tor′y (-yo͞o-ə-tôr′ē) adj.

insinuate

(ɪnˈsɪnjʊˌeɪt)
vb
1. (may take a clause as object) to suggest by indirect allusion, hints, innuendo, etc
2. (tr) to introduce subtly or deviously
3. (tr) to cause (someone, esp oneself) to be accepted by gradual approaches or manoeuvres
[C16: from Latin insinuāre to wind one's way into, from in-2 + sinus curve]
inˈsinuative, inˈsinuatory adj
inˈsinuˌator n

in•sin•u•ate

(ɪnˈsɪn yuˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to suggest or hint slyly: He insinuated that they were lying.
2. to instill or infuse subtly or artfully, as into the mind: to insinuate doubt.
3. to bring or introduce into a position or relation by indirect or artful methods: to insinuate oneself into favor.
v.i.
4. to make insinuations.
[1520–30; < Latin insinuāre to work in, instill. See in-2, sinus, -ate1]
in•sin′u•a`tive (-ˈsɪn yuˌeɪ tɪv, -yu ə-) in•sin′u•a•to`ry (-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
in•sin′u•a`tive•ly, adv.
in•sin′u•a`tor, n.
syn: See hint.

insinuate


Past participle: insinuated
Gerund: insinuating

Imperative
insinuate
insinuate
Present
I insinuate
you insinuate
he/she/it insinuates
we insinuate
you insinuate
they insinuate
Preterite
I insinuated
you insinuated
he/she/it insinuated
we insinuated
you insinuated
they insinuated
Present Continuous
I am insinuating
you are insinuating
he/she/it is insinuating
we are insinuating
you are insinuating
they are insinuating
Present Perfect
I have insinuated
you have insinuated
he/she/it has insinuated
we have insinuated
you have insinuated
they have insinuated
Past Continuous
I was insinuating
you were insinuating
he/she/it was insinuating
we were insinuating
you were insinuating
they were insinuating
Past Perfect
I had insinuated
you had insinuated
he/she/it had insinuated
we had insinuated
you had insinuated
they had insinuated
Future
I will insinuate
you will insinuate
he/she/it will insinuate
we will insinuate
you will insinuate
they will insinuate
Future Perfect
I will have insinuated
you will have insinuated
he/she/it will have insinuated
we will have insinuated
you will have insinuated
they will have insinuated
Future Continuous
I will be insinuating
you will be insinuating
he/she/it will be insinuating
we will be insinuating
you will be insinuating
they will be insinuating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been insinuating
you have been insinuating
he/she/it has been insinuating
we have been insinuating
you have been insinuating
they have been insinuating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been insinuating
you will have been insinuating
he/she/it will have been insinuating
we will have been insinuating
you will have been insinuating
they will have been insinuating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been insinuating
you had been insinuating
he/she/it had been insinuating
we had been insinuating
you had been insinuating
they had been insinuating
Conditional
I would insinuate
you would insinuate
he/she/it would insinuate
we would insinuate
you would insinuate
they would insinuate
Past Conditional
I would have insinuated
you would have insinuated
he/she/it would have insinuated
we would have insinuated
you would have insinuated
they would have insinuated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.insinuate - introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner; "He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table"
bring in, introduce - bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment; "He brought in a new judge"; "The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"
2.insinuate - give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
hint, suggest - drop a hint; intimate by a hint

insinuate

verb imply, suggest, hint, indicate, intimate, allude The article insinuated that the President was lying.

insinuate

verb
1. To introduce gradually and slyly:
2. To convey an idea by indirect, subtle means:
Idiom: drop a hint.
Translations
insynuowaćprzypochlebiać się

insinuate

[ɪnˈsɪnjʊeɪt] VT
1. [+ object] → introducir (into en) to insinuate o.s. into sthintroducirse en algo
to insinuate o.s. into sb's favourganarse el favor de algn
2. (= hint) → insinuar
to insinuate thatinsinuar que, dar a entender que
what are you insinuating?¿qué insinúas?

insinuate

[ɪnˈsɪnjueɪt] vt
(= imply) → insinuer
What are you insinuating? → Qu'est-ce que tu insinues?
to insinuate (that) → insinuer que
to insinuate o.s. into sth → s'insinuer dans qch
He gradually insinuated himself into her life → Il s'insinua graduellement dans sa vie.

insinuate

vt
(= hint, suggest)andeuten (sth to sb etw jdm gegenüber); what are you insinuating?was wollen Sie damit sagen?; are you insinuating that I am lying?willst du damit sagen, dass ich lüge?
to insinuate oneself into somebody’s favour (Brit) or favor (US) /the smart setsich bei jdm/bei der Schickeria einschmeicheln

insinuate

[ɪnˈsɪnjʊˌeɪt] vtinsinuare
to insinuate o.s. into sb's favour → insinuarsi nelle grazie di qn
References in classic literature ?
No, Peggotty,' returned my mother, 'but you insinuated.
He therefore gently insinuated the incapacity of the native of any other country to engage in the genial conflict of the bowl with the hardy and strong-headed Saxons; something he mentioned, but slightly, about his own holy character, and ended by pressing his proposal to depart to repose.
If it be true, as has been insinuated by some of the writers on the other side, that the difficulty arises from the nature of the thing, and that the extent of the country will not permit us to form a government in which such ample powers can safely be reposed, it would prove that we ought to contract our views, and resort to the expedient of separate confederacies, which will move within more practicable spheres.
With an older man he insinuated himself; with youth he imposed himself, and in the same breath imposed an ideal on his victim, who saw that he must work up to it or lose the esteem of this old and vicious patron.
Planchet," said D'Artagnan to his domestic, who just then insinuated his head through the half-open door in order to catch some fragments of the conversation, "go down to my landlord, Monsieur Bonacieux, and ask him to send me half a dozen bottles of Beaugency wine; I prefer that.
It has been insinuated that they were prompted to these outrages by the British merchants, who wished to keep off all rivals in the Indian trade; but others allege another motive, and one savoring of a deeper policy.
At least," thought he, "her poison has not yet insinuated itself into my system.
Then he grew very red--then hideously pale--then, as if highly amused with what I had insinuated, he began a loud and boisterous laugh, which, to my astonishment, he kept up, with gradually increasing vigor, for ten minutes or more.
William Buffy carries one of these smartnesses from the place where he dines down to the House, where the Whip for his party hands it about with his snuff-box to keep men together who want to be off, with such effect that the Speaker (who has had it privately insinuated into his own ear under the corner of his wig) cries, "Order at the bar
Strickland, without saying a word that was untrue, insinuated that her relations with her husband had always been perfect.
When he only got a pass degree his friends were astonished; but he shrugged his shoulders and delicately insinuated that he was not the dupe of examiners.
You have insinuated that you ran only to overtake me, not to escape the clutches of the lion.