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    hint and intimate

    Dear Sir :

    Could you please tell me the difference between "hint" and "intimate" when they are used as a vert ? They have the same meaning in my dictionary (Chinese <-> English).

    Thank you

    Jason

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    Re: hint and intimate

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonchaoth View Post
    Dear Sir :

    Could you please tell me the difference between "hint" and "intimate" when they are used as a vert ? They have the same meaning in my dictionary (Chinese <-> English).

    Thank you

    Jason
    They have the same meaning in mine too! (as a verb)
    "intimate" is used more as an indirect suggestion.
    "Are you intimating (suggesting/implying) that I'm not good enough for your daughter?"
    "hint" is used as giving a clue, not necessarily verbal.
    "He was hinting that I wasn't good enough for his daughter". (Perhaps by his attitude or behaviour)

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