Refere vs Insinuate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between refere and insinuate
is that refere
is while insinuate
is (rare) to creep, wind, or flow into; to enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices.
Not English Refere has no English definition. It may be misspelled.
(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.
* 1995 , , p. 242
- 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