He got up with the same grin upon his features,—not a grin of simplicity, but intimating knowingness.
He pointed to the boat, intimating by his signs that she was to go on board.
I am not intimating that corruption creeps in; I do not know what creeps in.
That was his gentle way of intimating that Claude was not invited to be a looker-on.
The young lawyer's friends had suggested his name to the President, intimating that he wished the place.
We followed, they intimating that we should very likely come up with it.
I then gave them some pieces of dried meat, intimating by signs that it must be grilled; soon afterwards they retired.
I signed to him to fly to it, intimating that I would defend him with my rifle.
I enclose a sketch, intimating an outline and style that will suit your location.
With some indignation of gesture, he refused it, intimating that it was too little.
1630s, "closely acquainted, very familiar," from Late Latin intimatus, past participle of intimare "make known, announce, impress," from Latin intimus "inmost" (adj.), "close friend" (n.), superlative of in "in" (see in- (2)). Used euphemistically in reference to women's underwear from 1904. Related: Intimately.
"suggest indirectly," 1530s, back-formation from intimation, or else from Late Latin intimatus, past participle of intimare. Related: Intimated; intimating.
1650s, "person with whom one is intimate," from intimate (adj.).