preinsinuate

insinuate

[in-sin-yoo-eyt]
verb (used with object), insinuated, insinuating.
1.
to suggest or hint slyly: He insinuated that they were lying.
2.
to instill or infuse subtly or artfully, as into the mind: to insinuate doubts through propaganda.
3.
to bring or introduce into a position or relation by indirect or artful methods: to insinuate oneself into favor.
verb (used without object), insinuated, insinuating.
4.
to make insinuations.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin insinuātus, past participle of insinuāre to work in, instill. See in-2, sinuous, -ate1

insinuative [in-sin-yoo-ey-tiv, -yoo-uh-] , insinuatory [in-sin-yoo-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
insinuatively, adverb
insinuator, noun
half-insinuated, adjective
preinsinuate, verb, preinsinuated, preinsinuating.
preinsinuative, adjective
uninsinuated, adjective
uninsinuative, adjective


1. See hint. 2. introduce, inject, inculcate.
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insinuate (ɪnˈsɪnjʊˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  (may take a clause as object) to suggest by indirect allusion, hints, innuendo, etc
2.  (tr) to introduce subtly or deviously
3.  (tr) to cause (someone, esp oneself) to be accepted by gradual approaches or manoeuvres
 
[C16: from Latin insinuāre to wind one's way into, from in-² + sinus curve]
 
in'sinuative
 
adj
 
in'sinuatory
 
adj
 
in'sinuator
 
n

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insinuate
1526 (implied in insinuation), from L. insinuatus, pp. of insinuare "bring in by windings and curvings, wind one's way into," from in- "in" + sinuare "to wind, bend, curve," from sinus "a curve, winding." Sense of "to introduce tortuously or indirectly" is from 1647.
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