verb (used with object), in·sin·u·at·ed, in·sin·u·at·ing.
verb (used without object), in·sin·u·at·ed, in·sin·u·at·ing.
Origin of insinuate
Examples from the Web for insinuate
Gutierrez tries unsuccessfully to insinuate that Jay was cheating on Stephanie, suggesting ulterior motives.The Scoop on ‘Serial’: Making Sense of The Nisha Call, Asia's Letters, and Our Obsession|Emily Shire|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's pretty sick for people to insinuate that I would wax my daughters eyebrows.Cara Delevingne Tops 2013 Google Searches; PETA Distributes Fur Coats|The Fashion Beast Team|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Gandhi, he meant to insinuate, was not Indian enough to serve Indians and run the country.
Tait seems to insinuate for all media that it would be better if Amis never came back.
What people were trying to insinuate was that Jess is emblematic of all women, instead of seeing her as one woman.‘New Girl’ Creator Liz Meriwether on Jess, Sexuality, Schmidt & More|Jace Lacob|May 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If you mean to insinuate that I am, I consider that you are guilty of impertinence.Shirley|Charlotte Bront
I would not be thought to insinuate, that the remarker wants humanity.
I by no means intend to insinuate that Madame de Stal was ugly; but beauty is something quite different.The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine|Heinrich Heine
Do you mean to insinuate that my bravery is a matter of doubt?By Force of Impulse|Harry V. Vogt
Of course, he could not help himself, and Horace had no right to insinuate otherwise.Reginald Cruden|Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for insinuate
Word Origin for insinuate
Word Origin and History for insinuate
1520s, from Latin insinuatus, past participle of insinuare "to throw in, push in, make a way; creep in, intrude, bring in by windings and curvings, wind one's way into," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + sinuare "to wind, bend, curve," from sinus "a curve, winding." Sense of "to introduce tortuously or indirectly" is from 1640s. Related: Insinuated; insinuating; insinuatingly.