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Intimating Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.]
  1. To announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to make known. [Obs.] He, incontinent, did proclaim and intimate open war. --E. Hall. So both conspiring 'gan to intimate Each other's grief. --Spenser.
  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. 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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