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.]
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1. To announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to make known. [Obs.]
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He, incontinent, did proclaim and intimate open war.
E. Hall.
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So both conspiring 'gan to intimate
Each other's grief.
Spenser.
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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.
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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.
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