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  • someone to whom private matters are confided
  • give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
  • imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"
  • having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
  • marked by close aquaintance, association, or familiarity; "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington
  • thoroughly acquainted with through study or experience; "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeaIble about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
  • having or fostering a warm or friendly atmosphere; especially through smallness and informality; "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
  • innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"
  • involved in a sexual relationship; "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • someone to whom private matters are confided

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  • Intimate: See also: Intimacy (disambiguation) Intimate may refer to: Intimate examination, a physical examination for medical purposes that includes examination
  • Intimate Relations: Intimate Relations can refer to: Intimate Relations (1937 film), a 1937 British film Intimate Relations (1953 film), a 1953 British film Intimate Relations
  • Intimate relationship: sexual relationships between non-human animals, see Mating system. An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or
  • Live: Intimate & Interactive: television program, see Intimate and Interactive. Not to be confused with Live and Intimate or Intimate and Live Live: Intimate & Interactive is a 2007
  • Intimate and Live (concert tour): tour. For the live album, see Intimate and Live (album). For the concert DVD, see Intimate and Live (DVD). Intimate and Live was the fourth concert
  • Intimate Strangers: For other uses, see Intimate Stranger. Intimate Strangers (French: Confidences trop intimes) is a 2004 French film directed by Patrice Leconte. It was
  • Intimate and Live (DVD): See also: Intimate and Live (concert tour) and Intimate and Live (album) Intimate and Live is a DVD release of Kylie Minogue's Intimate and Live Tour
  • Intimate and Live: Intimate and Live may refer to: Intimate and Live (concert tour) of Kylie Minogue Intimate and Live (album), live album from a concert of the tour of the
  • Intimate Portrait (TV series): Intimate Portrait is a biographical television series on the Lifetime cable network focusing on different celebrities, which includes interviews with each
  • The Intimate P. D. Q. Bach: The Intimate P. D. Q. Bach is "a live recording of The Intimate P.D.Q. Bach stage show, featuring Professor Peter Schickele and the Semi-Pro Musica Antiqua"

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* The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

* When you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret. - Kahlil Gibran

* One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then. - Henry David Thoreau


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