A Word A Day : Insinuate

Word of 20th May 2007: A Word A Day-Insinuate


( Verb )

Insinuate (in SIN yoo ATE): to hint, to creep in

When I told her that I hadn't done any laundry in a month, Valerie insinuated that I was a snob.

He didn't ask us outright if we would leave. He merely insinuated, through his tone and his gestures, that it was time for us to go.

Jessica insinuated her way into the conversation by moving her chair closer and closer to where we were sitting.

Before we realized what was happening, the stray cat had insinuated itself into our household.

To insinuate is to make an insinuation.

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