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Verb: intimate  in-tu-mut
  1. Give to understand
    "I intimated that I did not like his wife";
    - adumbrate, insinuate
  2. Imply as a possibility
    "The evidence intimates a need for more clarification";
    - suggest
Adjective: intimate  in-tu-mut
  1. Marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity
    "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles"
  2. Concerning things deeply private and personal
    "intimate correspondence";
    - private
  3. Having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
    "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cosy and intimate";
    - cozy [N. Amer], informal, cosy [Brit, Cdn]
  4. Having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship
    "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders";
    - familiar
  5. Used euphemistically to refer to the genitals
    "he touched her intimate parts"
  6. Involved in a sexual relationship
    "the intimate relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men";
    - sexual
  7. Innermost or essential
    "the intimate structure of matter";
    - inner, internal
  8. Thoroughly acquainted through study or experience
    "this girl, so intimate with nature";
    - knowledgeable, versed, knowledgable
Noun: intimate  in-tu-mut
  1. Someone to whom private matters are confided
    - confidant

Derived forms: intimated, intimates, intimating

See also: close, experienced, experient, friendly, intrinsic, intrinsical, personal, sexual, sexy [informal]

Type of: china [Brit, informal], friend, hint, imply, mate [Brit, informal], suggest

Encyclopedia: Intimate