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 insinuated
Ryan insinuated that the Democratic Party is selling the American people a welfare state.Paul Ryan: Democrats Offer Americans a ‘Full Stomach and an Empty Soul’|Olivia Nuzzi|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obamacare does not, as Romney insinuated, take $716 billion away from current Medicare recipients.Obama vs. Romney Presidential Debate Fact-Check: Who Lied?|Caitlin Dickson|October 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The bureau, however, dropped the confidential informant, Emad Salem, who had insinuated himself into the plot.J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI’s War on Americans’ Civil Liberties|Ben Jacobs|February 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“Let me advise you to conceal nothing,” insinuated the old woman.Guy Fawkes|William Harrison Ainsworth
"And you wanted a bit of a change, like," insinuated Leonard kindly.Sons and Lovers|David Herbert Lawrence
It has insinuated itself into the church, and bred putrefaction and death among the holy.Select Temperance Tracts|American Tract Society
It is not insinuated that Larry was now, metaphorically, or otherwise, in such a case.Mount Music|E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
Peary, although having Bartlett's report on this, insinuated that I had no instruments, and that I made no observations.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
British Dictionary definitions for insinuated
Word Origin for insinuate
Word Origin and History for insinuated
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.