Jibe vs Insinuate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between jibe and insinuate
is that jibe
is (nautical) to perform a jibe or jibe
can be to agree while insinuate
is (rare) to creep, wind, or flow into; to enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices.
As a noun jibe
is (nautical) a manoeuver in which the stern of a sailing boat or ship crosses the wind, typically resulting in the sudden sweep of the boom from one side of the sailboat to the other or jibe
can be a facetious or insulting remark, a jeer or taunt.
From obsolete Dutch gijben, itself of obscure origin.
(nautical) A manoeuver in which the stern of a sailing boat or ship crosses the wind, typically resulting in the sudden sweep of the boom from one side of the sailboat to the other.
* jibe ho
(nautical) To perform a jibe
(nautical) To cause to execute a jibe
- That explanation doesn't jibe with the facts.
"Jibe" and "jive" have been used interchangeably in the U.S. to indicate the concept "to agree or accord." While one recent dictionary accepts this usage of "jive," most sources consider it to be in error.
Probably from Old French giber, to handle roughly.
A facetious or insulting remark, a jeer or taunt.
- He flung subtle jibes at her until she couldn't bear to work with him any longer.
(rare) To creep, wind, or flow into; to enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices.
(figurative, by extension) To ingratiate; to obtain access to or introduce something by subtle, cunning or artful means.
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- The water easily insinuates itself into, and placidly distends, the vessels of vegetables.
* John Locke
- Nanny didn't so much enter places as insinuate herself; she had unconsciously taken a natural talent for liking people and developed it into an occult science.
- All the art of rhetoric, besides order and clearness, are for nothing else but to insinuate wrong ideas, move the passions, and thereby mislead the judgment.
- Horace laughs to shame all follies and insinuates virtue, rather by familiar examples than by the severity of precepts.
To hint; to suggest tacitly while avoiding a direct statement.
- He insinuated himself into the very good grace of the Duke of Buckingham.
- She insinuated that her friends had betrayed her.
* (Make a way for or introduce something by subtle, crafty or artful means. ): imply