intimate [1] ADJECTIVE 1) closely acquainted; familiar. 2) private and personal. 3) euphemistic having a sexual relationship. 4) involving very close connection: an intimate involvement. 5) (of knowledge) detailed. 6) having an informal friendly atmosphere.
NOUN a very close friend.
DERIVATIVES intimately adverb.
ORIGIN from Latin intimare 'impress, make familiar' , from intimus 'inmost' .
intimate [2] VERB 1) state or make known. 2) imply or hint.
DERIVATIVES intimation noun.
ORIGIN Latin intimare (see INTIMATE(Cf. ↑intimation)).

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