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English definition of “insinuate”

insinuate

verb [T]     /ɪnˈsɪn.ju.eɪt/
to suggest, without being direct, that something unpleasant is true: [+ (that)] Are you insinuating (that) I'm losing my nerve? What are you insinuating, Daniel?Suggestions and proposals insinuation     /ɪnˌsɪn.juˈeɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] [+ that] We resent these insinuations that we are not capable of leading the company forward.Suggestions and proposals
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