[in-tuh-meyt] /ˈɪn təˌmeɪt/
verb (used with object), intimated, intimating.
to indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest.
Archaic. to make known; announce.
characterized by a close or warm personal relationship: an intimate friend
deeply personal, private, or secret
(euphemistic) (often postpositive) foll by with. having sexual relations (with)
having a friendly, warm, or informal atmosphere: an intimate nightclub
of or relating to the essential part or nature of something; intrinsic
denoting the informal second person of verbs and pronouns in French and other languages
a close friend
verb (transitive; may take a clause as object)
to hint; suggest
to proclaim; make known
1630s, “closely acquainted, very familiar,” from Late Latin intimatus, past participle of intimare “make known, announce, impress,” from Latin intimus “inmost” (adj.), “close friend” (n.), superlative of in “in” (see in- (2)). Used euphemistically in reference to women’s underwear from 1904. Related: Intimately.
“suggest indirectly,” 1530s, back-formation from intimation, or else from Late Latin intimatus, past participle of intimare. Related: Intimated; intimating.
1650s, “person with whom one is intimate,” from intimate (adj.).
[in-tuh-mey-shuh n] /ˌɪn təˈmeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of , or making known indirectly. 2. a hint; suggestion: The death of his father was his first intimation of mortality. /ˌɪntɪˈmeɪʃən/ noun 1. a hint or suggestion 2. (rare) an announcement or notice n. mid-15c., “action of making known,” from Middle French intimation (late 14c.), […]
noun 1. (Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood), a poem (1807) by Wordsworth.
[an-teem] /ɛ̃ˈtim/ adjective, French. 1. intimate; cozy.
[in-tim-i-deyt] /ɪnˈtɪm ɪˌdeɪt/ verb (used with object), intimidated, intimidating. 1. to make timid; fill with fear. 2. to overawe or cow, as through the force of personality or by superior display of wealth, talent, etc. 3. to force into or deter from some action by inducing fear: to intimidate a voter into staying away from […]