verb (insinuates, insinuating, insinuated)
- Make a way for or introduce something by subtle, crafty or artful means.
Etymology: From (term, insinuo, ÄnsinuÅ, push in, creep in, lang=la)
- 1995, w:Terry Pratchett, Terry Pratchett, w:Maskerade, Maskerade, p. 242
- :Nanny didn't so much enter places as herself; she had unconsciously taken a natural talent for liking people and developed it into an occult science.
- To creep, wind, or flow into.
- To enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices.
- The water insinuated itself into the rock. It became ice, which expanded and cracked large fragments off of the hard stone.
- To ingratiate oneself; to obtain access or favor by flattery or cunning.
- To hint at (something); to suggest or express an idea indirectly.
- She insinuated that her friends had betrayed her.
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