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English definition of “insinuate”

insinuate

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