intimation


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in·ti·mate 1

 (ĭn′tə-mĭt)
adj.
1. Characterized by close personal acquaintance or familiarity: intimate friends.
2. Relating to or indicative of one's deepest nature: intimate prayers.
3. Essential; innermost: the intimate structure of matter.
4. Marked by informality and privacy: an intimate nightclub.
5. Very personal; private: an intimate letter.
6. Of or involved in a sexual relationship: Have they been intimate?
n.
A close friend or confidant.

[Latin intimātus, past participle of intimāre, to make familiar with; see intimate2.]

in′ti·mate·ly adv.
in′ti·mate·ness n.

in·ti·mate 2

 (ĭn′tə-māt′)
tr.v. in·ti·mat·ed, in·ti·mat·ing, in·ti·mates
1.
a. To state or express indirectly: She intimated that she did not want him to call back. See Synonyms at suggest.
b. To make evident indirectly: His worn clothes intimated that he was in need of money.
2. Archaic To announce; proclaim.

[Latin intimāre, intimāt-, to make known, from intimus, innermost; see en in Indo-European roots.]

in′ti·mat′er n.
in′ti·ma′tion n.

intimation

(ˌɪntɪˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. a hint or suggestion
2. (Journalism & Publishing) rare an announcement or notice
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intimation - an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
proffer, proposition, suggestion - a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
2.intimation - a slight suggestion or vague understanding; "he had no inkling what was about to happen"
suggestion - an idea that is suggested; "the picnic was her suggestion"

intimation

noun
1. hint, warning, suggestion, indication, allusion, inkling, insinuation I did not have any intimation that he was going to resign.
2. announcement, notice, communication, declaration their first public intimation of how they will spend the budget

intimation

noun
1. A subtle pointing out:
2. A slight amount or indication:
Informal: whisker.
Translations
إعْلام، تَبْليغ
sdělení
antydningtilkendegivelse
bejelentések
tilkynning
açıklamabilgi verme

intimation

[ˌɪntɪˈmeɪʃən] N
1. (= suggestion) → indicación f
it was the first intimation we had had of itfue la primera indicación que tuvimos de ello
did you have any intimation that this would happen?¿hubo algo que te hiciera pensar que esto sucedería?
2. (= hint) → insinuación f
her intimation that there would be redundancies worried mesu insinuación de que habría despidos me preocupó

intimation

[ˌɪntɪˈmeɪʃən] n (= inkling) → sentiment m (de qch)
an intimation of sth → le sentiment de qch
For the first time I felt some intimation of danger → Je ressentis pour la première fois un sentiment de danger.
I did not have any intimation he was going to resign → Rien ne me laissait soupçonner qu'il allait démissionner., Rien ne m'avait donné le sentiment qu'il allait démissionner.

intimation

nAndeutung f; he gave no intimation that he was going to resigner deutete durch nichts an or machte keinerlei Andeutungen, dass er zurücktreten würde

intimation

[ˌɪntɪˈmeɪʃn] n (hint) → accenno

intimate

(ˈintimət) adjective
1. close and affectionate. intimate friends.
2. private or personal. the intimate details of his correspondence.
3. (of knowledge of a subject) deep and thorough.
noun
a close friend.
(-meit) verb
to give information or announce.
ˌintiˈmation (-ˈmei-) noun
ˈintimacy (-məsi) noun
1. the quality of being intimate.
2. close friendship.
ˈintimately (-mət-) adverb
References in classic literature ?
Franklin Blake agrees to Miss Clack's proposal, on the understanding that she will kindly consider this intimation of his consent as closing the correspondence between them.
In the Sketches from Memory Hawthorne gives an intimation of the tale which he might write and did afterward write of The Great Carbuncle.
It sent him into the trees again--into the lower terrace where he could watch the ground below and catch with ears and nose the first intimation of actual contact with his quarry.
But as we cannot possibly divine what complection our reader may be of, and as it will be some time before he will hear any more of Jenny, we think proper to give him a very early intimation, that Mr Allworthy was, and will hereafter appear to be, absolutely innocent of any criminal intention whatever.
And must not the soul be perplexed at this intimation which the sense gives of a hard which is also soft?
There was scarcely an intimation of movement from the pit.
During all that time not the slightest intimation reached me of Alicia's whereabouts.
And he asked after you again,' said Matilda, in spite of her sister's silent but imperative intimation that she should hold her tongue.
The first intimation that either had of the presence of strangers in camp was the sudden appearance of a half-dozen ragged villains about them.
This Dialogue contains the first intimation of the doctrine of reminiscence and of the immortality of the soul.
Joseph mumbled indistinctly in the depths of the cellar, but gave no intimation of ascending; so his master dived down to him, leaving me VIS-A-VIS the ruffianly bitch and a pair of grim shaggy sheep-dogs, who shared with her a jealous guardianship over all my movements.
With this intimation, and with the customary messages, the letter, abruptly and confusedly, came to an end.