made known indirectly; hinted or implied:It's the intimated aggression that's so offensive in the headline “Shareholders seize control of floundering corporation.”Whether because of my persuasive manner or the intimated suggestion that I regarded him as a progressive, he pounded the table in agreement.
the simple past tense and past participle of intimate2.
- qua·si-in·ti·mat·ed, adjective
- un·in·ti·mat·ed, adjective
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How to use intimated in a sentence
Law secretaries have a daily and intimate window into a judge’s work, and indeed often do the lion’s share of case research and the drafting of written opinions.New York Court Officials Complete Rare Review of Cases Handled by Judge Forced Into Retirement by Dementia | by Joe Sexton | November 20, 2020 | ProPublica
Because it really is the opportunity to build this direct intimate relationship with our audience.Deep Dive: How the future of publishing is taking shape in the ongoing coronavirus crisis era | Pierre Bienaimé | November 17, 2020 | Digiday
Smartphones are the most intimate device for most people, and they must be tracker-free by default.Apple’s user tracking prompts privacy complaint from Facebook nemesis Max Schrems | David Meyer | November 16, 2020 | Fortune
If the city eventually went with a different company – say, Berkshire Hathaway, which intimated its interest in bidding on the franchise agreement – then those workers would shift to the new utility.What a Delayed Energy Contract Means for San Diego | MacKenzie Elmer | November 11, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Jackson’s foray into audio, and specifically within the erotic genre, is pioneering a new creative frontier for actors creating incredibly intimate experiences for their fans and breaking past the fourth wall.‘Insecure’ Star Sarunas J. Jackson Launches Erotic Audio Series | Joe Colucci | November 11, 2020 | Essence.com
Judge Drioux intimated Picasso he was part of a larger gang of criminals who stole the Mona Lisa.
And of those six candidates, only Ernst has intimated that she supports doing away with the agency.
And when asked about his remarks by a white reporter, Thompson intimated he could use such language because he is black.
In a follow up interview with the New York Times, he intimated that Palestinians—all Palestinians—were "not human."Long Island Anti-Muslim Free Speech Rally Forsakes Press Freedom | Ali Gharib | April 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas intimated that Hagel may have taken $200,000 from American enemies like North Korea or Iran.
He darted his eyes quickly in her direction, recalling a time before when he had intimated something of the kind.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
As intimated in the text, there has been a difference of opinion as to the place where Cartier spent the winter of 1535-36.
The chums liked Mark Stratford and they did not believe that he was anywhere near as “sporty” as Burd had intimated.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
Mr. Carr, who had his eyes on the exacting baby, shook his head, and intimated that he was really unable to understand her.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
For, in a confidential letter to Heinsius, whom he could have no motive for deceiving, he intimated his intention very clearly.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay