Insinuate and Tell


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Insinuate verb – To introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way.
Tell and insinuate are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Insinuate".
Nearby Words: insinuation, insinuating, insinuatingly
Synonyms for Insinuate


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Insinuate and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Insinuate" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

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names insinuate names tell names
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Tell and Insinuate. (2016). Retrieved 2020, October 21, from
Insinuate & Tell. N.p., 2016. Web. 21 Oct. 2020. <>.
Tell or Insinuate. 2016. Accessed October 21, 2020.

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