Definition of insinuate:
- To creep, wind, or flow in; to enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices.
- To hint; to suggest by remote allusion; - often used derogatorily; as, did you mean to insinuate anything?
- To ingratiate one's self; to obtain access or favor by flattery or cunning.
- To introduce artfully; to infuse gently; to instill.
- To introduce gently or slowly, as by a winding or narrow passage, or a gentle, persistent movement.
- To push or work ( one's self), as into favor; to introduce by slow, gentle, or artful means; to ingratiate; - used reflexively.
adumbrate, maneuver, wind, edge, worm, adumbrate, point, infuse, foist, advert, work, propose, instill, intimate, mention, push, signify, enter, horn in, sketch, dash, show, outline, indicate, work in.
- "Bolanyo", Opie Percival Read.
He once wrote from Hamburg to his friend Moser: " Last Saturday I was at the Temple, and had the pleasure with my own ears to hear Dr. Salomon rail against baptized Jews, and insinuate that they are tempted to become faithless to the religion of their fathers only by the hope of preferment.- "Jewish Literature and Other Essays", Gustav Karpeles.
- "Red Men and White", Owen Wister.