UK [ɪnˈsɪnjueɪt] / US [ɪnˈsɪnjuˌeɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "insinuate":
present tense I/you/we/they insinuate he/she/it insinuates present participle insinuating past tense insinuated past participle insinuated
to say something unpleasant in an indirect way
insinuate (that):

He even went as far as insinuating that Roger was a liar.

insinuate yourself (into something) — to get into a situation or position by behaving in a way that is not sincere

Somehow he always manages to insinuate himself into our plans.

Derived word:
UK [ɪnˌsɪnjuˈeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "insinuation":
singular insinuation plural insinuations

Claire was angry at the insinuation that she was badly prepared.

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/ , / (artfully), , / , , , (something unfavorable or discreditable)

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  • Insinuate — In*sin u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Insinuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Insinuating}.] [L. insinuatus, p. p. of insinuareto insinuate; pref. in in + sinus the bosom. See {Sinuous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To introduce gently or slowly, as by a winding or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Insinuate — In*sin u*ate, v. i. 1. To creep, wind, or flow in; to enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices. [1913 Webster] 2. To ingratiate one s self; to obtain access or favor by flattery or cunning. [1913 Webster] He would insinuate with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insinuate — [in sin′yo͞o āt΄] vt. insinuated, insinuating [< L insinuatus, pp. of insinuare, to introduce by windings and turnings, insinuate < in , in + sinus, curved surface] 1. to introduce or work into gradually, indirectly, and artfully [to… …   English World dictionary

  • insinuate — [v1] hint, suggest allude, ascribe, connote, imply, impute, indicate, intimate, mention, propose, purport, refer, signify; concepts 49,75 Ant. conceal, hide, withhold insinuate [v2] force one’s way into curry favor*, edge in, fill in, foist, get… …   New thesaurus

  • insinuate — ► VERB 1) suggest or hint (something bad) in an indirect and unpleasant way. 2) (insinuate oneself into) manoeuvre oneself gradually into (a favourable position). DERIVATIVES insinuating adjective insinuator noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense… …   English terms dictionary

  • insinuate — index allude, connote, hint, imply, impose (intrude), incriminate, indicate, infer …   Law dictionary

  • insinuate — (v.) 1520s, from L. insinuatus, pp. of insinuare to throw in, push in, make a way; creep in, intrude, bring in by windings and curvings, wind one s way into, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + sinuare to wind, bend, curve, from sinus a curve,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • insinuate — 1 introduce, insert, interject, interpolate, intercalate, interpose Analogous words: infuse, inoculate, imbue, leaven: instill, inculcate, *implant 2 intimate, hint, *suggest, imply Analogous words: allude, advert, *refer: impute, *ascribe …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • insinuate — v. 1) (d; refl.) ( to ingratiate ) to insinuate into (to insinuate oneself into smb. s good graces) 2) (L; to) ( to suggest ) she insinuated (to us) that her partner had embezzled funds * * * [ɪn sɪnjʊeɪt] (L; to) ( to suggest ) she insinuate (to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • insinuate — in|sin|u|ate [ınˈsınjueıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of insinuare, from sinuare to bend, curve ] 1.) to say something which seems to mean something unpleasant without saying it openly, especially suggesting that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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