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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: , past participle of intimare 'to put in, announce', from Latin intimus 'furthest inside', from an unrecorded Latin interus; INTERIOR2

intimate

2 verb
     
in‧ti‧mate2 [transitive] formal
to make people understand what you mean without saying it directly
intimate that
He intimated, politely but firmly, that we were not welcome.
intimate something to somebody
She had already intimated to me her wish to leave.

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