intimate

1
[ in-tuh-mit ]
/ ˈɪn tə mɪt /

adjective

noun

an intimate friend or associate, especially a confidant.

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Origin of intimate

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1600–10; < Latin intim(us) a close friend (noun use of the adj.; see intima) + -ate1

SYNONYMS FOR intimate

1 dear. See familiar.
3 privy, secret.
8 exacting, thorough.
13 crony.

OTHER WORDS FROM intimate

in·ti·mate·ly, adverbin·ti·mate·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for intimately (1 of 2)

intimate1
/ (ˈɪntɪmɪt) /

adjective

noun

a close friend

Derived forms of intimate

intimately, adverbintimateness, noun

Word Origin for intimate

C17: from Latin intimus very close friend, from (adj): innermost, deepest, from intus within

British Dictionary definitions for intimately (2 of 2)

intimate2
/ (ˈɪntɪˌmeɪt) /

verb (tr; may take a clause as object)

to hint; suggest
to proclaim; make known

Derived forms of intimate

intimater, noun

Word Origin for intimate

C16: from Late Latin intimāre to proclaim, from Latin intimus innermost
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