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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insinuate mean? 

  The verb INSINUATE has 2 senses:

1. introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner
2. give to understand

  Familiarity information: INSINUATE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1insinuate [BACK TO TOP]


Introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table

Hypernyms (to "insinuate" is one way to...):

bring in; introduce (bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sense 2insinuate [BACK TO TOP]


Give to understand

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


intimate; adumbrate; insinuate

Context example:

I insinuated that I did not like his wife

Hypernyms (to "insinuate" is one way to...):

hint; suggest (drop a hint; intimate by a hint)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They insinuate that there was a traffic accident

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