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v. in·sin·u·at·ed, in·sin·u·at·ing, in·sin·u·ates
1. To express or otherwise convey (a thought, for example) in an indirect or insidious way. See Synonyms at suggest.
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.
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.
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Provoking a change of outlook and especially gradual doubt and suspicion:
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The complaint further stated, "The offensive material is not only false, but frivoious, defamatory, abusive and insinuative and has been done with the intention to insult and libel me and cause a scandal by slandering and slurring my character.
Add to this thematic and stylistic consonance Campion's partiality for working in a range of genres with the intention of "skewing or perverting" the dynamics of each "host' genre," as for example, in her erotically insinuative reinterpretation of Henry James and the "heritage film" in 1996's The Portrait of a Lady, and the director's adaptive interest in Moore's book becomes not only understandable, but quite logical (McHugh 2007, 132-133).