hinted (part of speech: verb)
- As he took leave, Barron stiffly intimated that he should not himself be able to attend Mrs. Flaxman's party that evening; but his daughter and sons hoped to have the pleasure of obeying her invitation. - "The Case of Richard Meynell", Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
- It had been intimated that she had better cross the border, but she insisted on remaining at her post. - "Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights", Kelly Miller.
- He intimated that the trouble with me was that I wanted both. - "The Lost Art of Reading", Gerald Stanley Lee.