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insinuate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinsinuatein‧sin‧u‧ate /ɪnˈsɪnjueɪt/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 TELLto say something which seems to mean something unpleasant without saying it openly, especially suggesting that someone is being dishonest syn implyinsinuate that 🔊 Are you insinuating that the money was stolen? 🔊 What are you trying to insinuate?2 formalPERSUADE to gradually gain someone’s love, trust etc by pretending to be friendly and sincere 🔊 He managed to insinuate his way into her affections.insinuate yourself into something 🔊 He insinuated himself into Mehmet’s confidence.3 formal to move yourself or a part of your body into a place 🔊 a large cat insinuated itself through the gap→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
insinuate thatHe insinuated that Harkham was lying about the accounts.They were trying to insinuate that I belonged with the psychiatric patients.Another insinuated that on one had ever seen that many patients with Munchausen's syndrome let alone tested them.They also insinuate that relatives of the prisoners are on their lists.How dared he insinuate that she lied?And now he was insinuating that she would be extending her stay long enough for a tour of the whole country!The player should role-play this, insinuating that the other character is cowardly, worthless, treacherous, etc.Critics of Banville insinuate that though he plays it expertly, he has only got one tune.To try and insinuate that we had done something wrong.insinuate yourself into somethingIt insinuated itself into every corner of her mind-program.The unwanted extras who insinuate themselves into television news reports are feeble-minded males derided by right-thinking men.A few insinuate themselves into the colonies of others and persuade their hosts into a free meal.Bot Lilith and, as we shall see, Wotan, insinuate themselves into the cults that succeed them.He succeeded simply in insinuating himself into the lineup of Washington regulars: a huckster in continual search of a hustle.Carolyn tried to insinuate herself into the rich Solomon family.He believed even more deeply that no church should insinuate itself into the sacred bond between a husband and a wife.Casual style has insinuated itself into the toniest addresses.
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Verb table
insinuate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinsinuate
he, she, itinsinuates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinsinuated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave insinuated
he, she, ithas insinuated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad insinuated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill insinuate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have insinuated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam insinuating
he, she, itis insinuating
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you, we, theyare insinuating
Past
I, he, she, itwas insinuating
you, we, theywere insinuating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been insinuating
he, she, ithas been insinuating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been insinuating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be insinuating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been insinuating
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