intimate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ˈɪntɪˌmeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyintimate
he/she/itintimates
present participleintimating
past tenseintimated
past participleintimated
  1. to tell people something in an indirect way
    intimate that:

    He intimated that he intends to leave.