Definition Of insinuate


maneuver oneself into (a position of favor or office) by subtle manipulation.

she seemed to be taking over, insinuating herself into the family

slide (oneself or a thing) slowly and smoothly into a position.

the bugs insinuate themselves between one's skin and clothes

suggest or hint (something bad or reprehensible) in an indirect and unpleasant way.

he was insinuating that she had slept her way to the top

Example Of insinuate

  • According to this, their operatives have insinuated themselves into many communities along Kenya's Indian Ocean coast.

  • And anyone reading the weasel words of doubt that are insinuated throughout this text can only have profound concern about the basis for which Britain is to go to war.

  • Are you insinuating something about garbage collectors?

  • ‘Not many clubs allow you to bring your dogs,’ Auberon Waugh said with satisfaction as he patted a Labrador that had insinuated itself under our table.

  • ‘You are a crack shot with any sort of firearms, I believe? ‘said the District Attorney, insinuatingly .’

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