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verb [transitive] insinuate pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈsɪnjuˌeɪt/
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present tense
present participleinsinuating
past tenseinsinuated
past participleinsinuated
  1. to say something unpleasant in an indirect way
    insinuate (that):

    He even went as far as insinuating that Roger was a liar.

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 insinuate pronunciation in American English /ɪnˌsɪnjuˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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Claire was angry at the insinuation that she was badly prepared.

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