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insinuate

verb [T]  /ɪnˈsɪn·juˌeɪt/ us  
to express but not directly state something: What exactly are you insinuating? [+ (that) clause] She insinuated (that) I’m getting fat.
insinuation
noun [C/U]  /ɪnˌsɪn·juˈeɪ·ʃən/ us  
[C] Contrary to your insinuation, we are not being unreasonable.
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