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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Intimate \In"ti*mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Intimating.] [L. intimatus, p. p. of intimare to put, bring, drive, or press into, to announce, make known, from intimus the inmost. See Intimate, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to make known. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He, incontinent, did proclaim and intimate open war. --E. Hall. [1913 Webster] So both conspiring 'gan to intimate Each other's grief. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To suggest obscurely or indirectly; to refer to remotely; to give slight notice of; to hint; as, he intimated his intention of resigning his office. [1913 Webster] The names of simple ideas and substances, with the abstract ideas in the mind, intimate some real existence, from which was derived their original pattern. --Locke. [1913 Webster]




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