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intimate

verb [T] uk   /ˈɪn.tɪ.meɪt/ us    /-t̬ə-/ formal
to make clear what you think or want without saying it directly: [+ (that)] She has intimated that she will resign if she loses the vote.
intimation
noun [C] uk   /ˌɪn.tɪˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-t̬ə-/
His suicide attempt was the first intimation that he was seriously depressed.
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