insinuate

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Verb[change]

Plain form
insinuate

Third-person singular
insinuates

Past tense
insinuated

Past participle
insinuated

Present participle
insinuating

  1. If you insinuate a negative idea, you hint at it or suggest it without saying it directly.
    "I saw you at the bar," she said, her voice insinuating something dangerous.

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