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Meaning of insinuate

in•sin•u•ate

Pronunciation: (in-sin'y-āt"), [key]
— v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to suggest or hint slyly: He insinuated that they were lying.
  2. to instill or infuse subtly or artfully, as into the mind: to insinuate doubts through propaganda.
  3. to bring or introduce into a position or relation by indirect or artful methods: to insinuate oneself into favor.
—v.i.
  1. to make insinuations.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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