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 for intimate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intimate \In"ti*mate\, n.
     An intimate friend or associate; a confidant. --Gov. of the
     Tongue.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intimate \In"ti*mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intimated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Intimating.] [L. intimatus, p. p. of intimare to
     put, bring, drive, or press into, to announce, make known,
     from intimus the inmost. See Intimate, a.]
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     1. To announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to
        make known. [Obs.]
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              He, incontinent, did proclaim and intimate open war.
                                                    --E. Hall.
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              So both conspiring 'gan to intimate
              Each other's grief.                   --Spenser.
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     2. To suggest obscurely or indirectly; to refer to remotely;
        to give slight notice of; to hint; as, he intimated his
        intention of resigning his office.
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              The names of simple ideas and substances, with the
              abstract ideas in the mind, intimate some real
              existence, from which was derived their original
              pattern.                              --Locke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intimate \In"ti*mate\, a. [Formerly intime, L. intimus, a
     superl. corresponding to the compar. interior: cf. F. intime.
     The form intimate is due to confusion with intimate, v. t.
     See Interior.]
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     1. Innermost; inward; internal; deep-seated; hearty. "I knew
        from intimate impulse." --Milton.
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     2. Near; close; direct; thorough; complete.
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              He was honored with an intimate and immediate
              admission.                            --South.
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     3. Close in friendship or acquaintance; familiar;
        confidential; as, an intimate friend.
  
     Syn: Familiar; near; friendly; confidential.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  intimate
      adj 1: marked by close acquaintance, association, or
             familiarity; "intimate friend"; "intimate relations
             between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L.
             Parrington
      2: having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal
         atmosphere; "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner";
         "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and
         intimate" [syn: cozy, intimate, informal]
      3: having mutual interests or affections; of established
         friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an
         intimate footing with those she slanders" [syn: familiar,
         intimate]
      4: involved in a sexual relationship; "the intimate (or sexual)
         relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate
         with many men"; "he touched her intimate parts" [syn:
         intimate, sexual]
      5: innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the
         internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate
         structure of matter" [syn: inner, internal, intimate]
      6: thoroughly acquainted through study or experience; "this
         girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeable
         about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read [syn:
         intimate, knowledgeable, versed]
      n 1: someone to whom private matters are confided [syn:
           confidant, intimate]
      v 1: give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his
           wife" [syn: intimate, adumbrate, insinuate]
      2: imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for
         more clarification" [syn: suggest, intimate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  246 Moby Thesaurus words for "intimate":
     absolute, acquaintance, acquainted with, adumbrate, advocate,
     affectionate, allegorize, allied, allude to, alter ego, amigo,
     anonymous, approaching, approximate, approximating, arm-in-arm,
     assembled, associate, associated, assume, at home in, at home with,
     attest, backer, banded together, bespeak, best friend, betoken,
     bosom, bosom friend, bound, bracketed, bring to mind, brother,
     buddy, buddy-buddy, burning, carnal, casual acquaintance, caution,
     central, certain, chatty, cheek-by-jowl, cheerful, cherished, chum,
     chummy, close, close acquaintance, close friend, closet, colleague,
     collected, comfortable, comfy, communicate, companion, comrade,
     concrete, confidant, confidante, confident, confidential, confrere,
     conjoined, connected, connote, conversant with, copulate, cosy,
     coupled, cozy, crony, dear, deep, deep-seated, defined, definite,
     detailed, determinate, devoted, different, distinct, distinguished,
     drop a hint, elemental, entail, esoteric, especial, essential,
     exceptional, exhaustive, express, extraordinary, familiar,
     familiar with, favorer, fellow, fellow creature, fellowman, fixed,
     fond, friend, friendly, gathered, give a hint, give the cue,
     glance at, hand and glove, hand-in-glove, hand-in-hand, hidden,
     hint, hint at, homelike, homely, homey, homish, hot, implicate,
     imply, import, inborn, inbred, incognito, incorporated, indicate,
     individual, indoor, indwelling, infer, informal, informed in,
     ingrained, inmost, innate, inner, innermost, inseparable,
     inseparable friend, inside, insinuate, integrated, interior,
     internal, intestine, intimate with, intrinsic, involve, inward,
     isolated, joined, knotted, leagued, linked, lover, loving,
     make known, master of, matched, mate, mated, mean, mean to say,
     merged, minute, mucker, near, near the mark, nearest, nearing,
     nearish, neighbor, next, nigh, nighish, noteworthy, other self,
     paired, pal, pally, palsy-walsy, particular, partisan, peaceful,
     penetrating, personal, pickup, plain, point indirectly to, precise,
     presume, presuppose, private, privy, proficient in, profound,
     prompt, propinque, proximal, proximate, refer to, repository,
     respective, retired, secluded, secret, sequestered, several,
     sexual, side-by-side, sidekick, simple, singular, snug,
     solipsistic, special, specific, spliced, strong in, suggest,
     supporter, suppose, sympathizer, take for granted, tete-a-tete,
     thick, thick as thieves, thorough, tied, tip off, undivided,
     united, unpretending, unseparated, up on, versed in, vicinal, warm,
     warn, wedded, well-read in, well-wisher, withdrawn, yoked
  
  

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