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 for Intimating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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