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insinuate (verb):

1a: to impart or suggest in an artful or indirect way : imply
b: to introduce (something, such as an idea) gradually or in a subtle, indirect, or covert way
2: to introduce (someone, such as oneself) by stealthy, smooth, or artful means

1 archaic : to enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly : creep
2 archaic : to ingratiate oneself

Source : Merriam -Webster

Etymology : Insinuate comes from the Latin root sinuare, meaning “to bend or curve.” It is a synonym of imply or suggest; however, insinuate usually conveys something unpleasant is said in a sly or underhanded way.

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