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Definition of "insinuate" []

  • To introduce or otherwise convey (a thought, for example) gradually and insidiously. See Synonyms at suggest. (verb-transitive)
  • To introduce or insert (oneself) by subtle and artful means. (verb-transitive)
  • To make insinuations. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "insinuate" in a sentence
  • "Indeed, the last thing they want to insinuate is that the Democrats are altogether too solicitous of the interests of Latinos, because Republicans want to claim that they are the ones who really care about the things that Latinos care about."
  • "But one of the lessons that consumer hype tries to insinuate is that we must never rebel against the new, never even question it."
  • "And if so, what follows? but that thy righteousness is more, and has been done in a fuller spirit than ever were thy sins: but thus to insinuate is to insinuate a lie; for there is no man, but while he is a sinner, sinneth with a more full spirit, than any good man can act righteousness withal."