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intimate 1

American English: /ˈɪn(t)əmət/
British English: /ˈɪntɪmət/


  • 1 1.1
    de carácter íntimo or privado
    in intimate collaboration
    en estrecha or íntima colaboración
    to be intimate with somebody
    tener intimidad con alguien
    Example sentences
    • In still fewer cases will the ads disclose some of the most private, intimate details of our personal feelings and sexual histories.
    • Banking is a private, intimate activity and most people want to do it with someone they know, rather than a different person every week.
    • Why does the government care so much about the twists and turns of people's private, intimate lives?
    1.2 (sexual) [formal]
    to be intimate with somebody
    tener relaciones íntimas con alguien
    Example sentences
    • About a year ago I really started to miss being sexually intimate with a man.
    • Two questions - how did you come to find out that he'd been intimate with other women?
    • I felt I'd found the perfect person for me and thought he felt the same… until recently, when he told me of his desire for me to be intimate with another man and him.
    Example sentences
    • The ‘open mike’ idea gives an opportunity to singers and musicians of every style to come up and perform in a relaxed, intimate setting.
    • All ten members of the team had to hot-foot it round the corner to Studio 7, a cosy, intimate place but not our friend S6.
    • This small restaurant is hidden away in the bowels of the place, and has a cosy, intimate atmosphere more akin to a city-centre restaurant than a golf club.
  • 2 (usually before noun) 2.1 (private)
    2.2 (concerning private parts) [euphemistic]
    íntimo [euphemistic]
    intimate apparel (US)
    prendas (feminine plural) íntimas
  • 3 3.1 (close)
    Example sentences
    • Although Johnson himself was a fervent Tory, it is interesting to note that he was on friendly and intimate terms with several well-known Whigs.
    • The Heskeths were on intimate terms with Henry Stanley, 4th Earl of Derby, whose country seat was Knowsley Hall (six miles east of Liverpool).
    • Examples include finding yourself wandering by a dual carriageway at 5am, or finding yourself snogging someone with no idea how you got onto intimate terms with them.
    3.2 (detailed)
    to be intimate with something
    estar familiarizado con algo
    estar interiorizado de algo (Southern Cone) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • Let me ask you this, because you do have experience, intimate knowledge of the country, its people.
    • Steve possesses deep, intimate knowledge of both Churchill and Reagan, having written books on each, though he deploys his learning lightly.
    • People know where they live at a level of intimate knowledge that no professional can compete with.


  • [formal]
    amigo íntimo (amiga íntima) (masculine, feminine)
    they are intimates
    son (amigas) íntimas
    Example sentences
    • And though it strewed the stage with disaster and disgrace, nevertheless, not even their closest intimates could presume to reproach them.
    • She is increasingly agitated and anxious over her medical condition, keeping it secret from all but her closest intimates.
    • We were intimates, friends who could share our deepest fears, loves and hopes.
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intimate 2

American English: /ˈɪn(t)əˌmeɪt/
British English: /ˈɪntɪmeɪt/

transitive verb

  • to intimate something to somebody
    insinuarle algo a alguien
    darle a entender algo a alguien
    she intimated to us that …
    nos dio a entender or nos insinuó que …
    he intimated that he would retire in May
    dio a entender or insinuó que se jubilaría en mayo
    Example sentences
    • This bird of night portends misplaced anger and hasty decisions, and intimates an imminent death.
    • Lane intimated the donations were disclosed in the annual report, however finding the exact reference in the 110 pages has eluded your correspondent.
    • It was a male voice, but it must have been someone from her office, or what ever celebrities have, because I get another nasty e-mail intimating legal action.
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