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Definition 1: someone to whom private matters are confided - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for intimate in the sense of this definition

(intimate is a kind of ...) a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

"he was my best friend at the university"

(... is a kind of intimate ) a female confidant

(... is a kind of intimate ) a person to whom a secret is entrusted

Definition 2: give to understand - [verb of communication]

Samples where intimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

Synonyms for intimate in the sense of this definition

(intimate is a kind of ...) drop a hint; intimate by a hint

Definition 3: imply as a possibility - [verb of communication]

Samples where intimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The evidence suggests a need for more clarification

Synonyms for intimate in the sense of this definition

(intimate is a kind of ...) suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

(... is a kind of intimate ) imply or suggest

"Your remarks make me out to be stupid"

Definition 4: marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where intimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • intimate friend
  • intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles

(intimate is similar to ...) close in relevance or relationship

"a close family" "we are all...in close sympathy with..." "close kin" "a close resemblance"

Definition 5: thoroughly acquainted through study or experience - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where intimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this girl, so intimate with nature
  • knowledgeable about the technique of painting

Synonyms for intimate in the sense of this definition

(intimate is similar to ...) having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation

Definition 6: having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where intimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • had a cozy chat
  • a relaxed informal manner
  • an intimate cocktail lounge
  • the small room was cozy and intimate

Synonyms for intimate in the sense of this definition

(intimate is similar to ...) characteristic of or befitting a friend

"friendly advice" "a friendly neighborhood" "the only friendly person here" "a friendly host and hostess"

Definition 7: innermost or essential - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where intimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the inner logic of Cubism
  • the internal contradictions of the theory
  • the intimate structure of matter

Synonyms for intimate in the sense of this definition

(intimate is similar to ...) belonging to a thing by its very nature

"form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"

Definition 8: concerning things deeply private and personal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where intimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • intimate correspondence
  • private family matters

Synonyms for intimate in the sense of this definition

(intimate is similar to ...) concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality

"a personal favor" "for your personal use" "personal papers" "I have something personal to tell you" "a personal God" "he has his personal bank account and she has hers"

Definition 9: used euphemistically to refer to the genitals - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where intimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he touched her intimate parts

(intimate is similar to ...) having or involving sex

"sexual reproduction" "sexual spores"

Definition 10: involved in a sexual relationship - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where intimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife
  • she had been intimate with many men

Synonyms for intimate in the sense of this definition

(intimate is similar to ...) marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

"feeling sexy" "sexy clothes" "sexy poses" "a sexy book" "sexy jokes"

Definition 11: having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where intimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • on familiar terms
  • pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders

Synonyms for intimate in the sense of this definition

(intimate is similar to ...) close in relevance or relationship

"a close family" "we are all...in close sympathy with..." "close kin" "a close resemblance"

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