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intimate



in·tim·ate [intimate intimates intimated intimating] adjective, verb, noun
adjective BrE [ˈɪntɪmət] ; NAmE [ˈɪntɪmət]
1. (of people)having a close and friendly relationship
intimate friends
We're not on intimate terms with our neighbours.
2. private and personal, often in a sexual way
The article revealed intimate details about his family life.
the most intimate parts of her body
3. (of a place or situation)encouraging close, friendly relationships, sometimes of a sexual nature
an intimate restaurant
He knew an intimate little bar where they would not be disturbed.
4. (of knowledge)very detailed and thorough
an intimate knowledge of the English countryside
5. (of a link between things)very close
an intimate connection between class and educational success
6. ~ (with sb) (formal or law)having a sexual relationship with sb

Word Origin:
adj. and n. early 17th cent. late Latin intimatus Latin intimare ‘impress, make familiar’ intimus ‘inmost’ v. early 16th cent. late Middle English intimation late Latin intimat- ‘made known’ intimare ‘impress, make familiar’ intimus ‘inmost’

Example Bank:
We're not on intimate terms with our neighbours.
Derived Word:intimately
 
verb BrE [ˈɪntɪmeɪt] ; NAmE [ˈɪntɪmeɪt] (formal)
to let sb know what you think or mean in an indirect way
Syn: make known
~ sth (to sb) He has already intimated to us his intention to retire.
~ (that)… He has already intimated (that) he intends to retire.
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
adj. and n. early 17th cent. late Latin intimatus Latin intimare ‘impress, make familiar’ intimus ‘inmost’ v. early 16th cent. late Middle English intimation late Latin intimat- ‘made known’ intimare ‘impress, make familiar’ intimus ‘inmost’
 
noun BrE [ˈɪntɪmət] ; NAmE [ˈɪntɪmət] (formal)
a close personal friend
He was a wartime minister and intimate of Churchill.

Word Origin:
adj. and n. early 17th cent. late Latin intimatus Latin intimare ‘impress, make familiar’ intimus ‘inmost’ v. early 16th cent. late Middle English intimation late Latin intimat- ‘made known’ intimare ‘impress, make familiar’ intimus ‘inmost’
 

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