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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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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