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intimate

adjective uk   /ˈɪn.tɪ.mət/  us   /-t̬ə-/

intimate adjective (PERSONAL)

C2 having, or being likely to cause, a very close friendship or personal or sexual relationship: intimate relationships The restaurant has a very intimate atmosphere. He's become very intimate with an actress.
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intimate adjective (EXPERT)

C2 (of knowledge or understanding) detailed, and obtained from a lot of studying or experience: She has an intimate knowledge of Tuscany, where she has lived for 20 years.
intimately
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Well, I know who she is although I'm not intimately (= closely) acquainted with her. She's been intimately involved in the project since it began.

intimate

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.tɪ.mət/  us   /-t̬ə-/ formal
a friend you know very well: Intimates of the star say that he has been upset by the personal attacks on him that have appeared in the press recently.
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