Tacit vs Insinuate - What's the difference?

tacit | insinuate |


As an adjective tacit

is expressed in silence; implied, but not made explicit; silent.

As a verb insinuate is

(rare) to creep, wind, or flow into; to enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

tacit

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Expressed in silence; implied, but not made explicit; silent.
  • tacit consent : consent by silence, or by not raising an objection
  • * 1983 , Stanley Rosen, Plato‚Äôs'' Sophist: The Drama of Original & Image , page 62:
  • He does this by way of a tacit reference to Homer.
  • * 2004 , Developing Democracy in Europe: An Analytical Summary (Lawrence Pratchett, ?Vivien Lowndes; ISBN 9287155798):
  • (logic) Not derived from formal principles of reasoning; based on induction rather than deduction.
  • Derived terms

    * tacitly * tacitness

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    insinuate

    English

    Verb

  • (rare) To creep, wind, or flow into; to enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices.
  • * Woodward
  • The water easily insinuates itself into, and placidly distends, the vessels of vegetables.
  • (figurative, by extension) To ingratiate; to obtain access to or introduce something by subtle, cunning or artful means.
  • * 1995 , , p. 242
  • 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.
  • * John Locke
  • 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.
  • * Dryden
  • Horace laughs to shame all follies and insinuates virtue, rather by familiar examples than by the severity of precepts.
  • * Clarendon
  • He insinuated himself into the very good grace of the Duke of Buckingham.
  • To hint; to suggest tacitly while avoiding a direct statement.
  • She insinuated that her friends had betrayed her.

    Synonyms

    * (Make a way for or introduce something by subtle, crafty or artful means. ): imply

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