Insinuate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈsɪnjueɪt|  American pronunciation of the word insinuate
Brit.  |ɪnˈsɪnjʊeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word insinuate
- introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner
He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table
- give to understand (syn: adumbrate, intimate)
I insinuated that I did not like his wife

Examples

...years were needed for the agent to insinuate himself into the terrorist organization...

...are you insinuating that I won by cheating?...

The spirit of scholastic erudition insinuated itself into Italian literature.

She insinuated (to us) that her partner had embezzled funds.

Are you insinuating that the money was stolen?

What are you trying to insinuate?

He managed to insinuate his way into her affections.

He insinuated himself into Mehmet's confidence.

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

I insinuated that I did not like his wife

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: insinuate
he/she/it: insinuates
present participle: insinuating
past tense: insinuated
past participle: insinuated
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