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English definition of “intimate”

intimate

verb [T]     /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 .Suggestions and proposals intimation     /ˌɪn.tɪˈmeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-t̬ə-/ noun [C] His suicide attempt was the first intimation that he was seriously depressed .Suggestions and proposals
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