insinuate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: introduce or become involved covertly

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[theme] INSINUATE INTO NP2[location]

He insinuated himself into the conversation.
The doctors were insinuated into each resident's continuity clinic.
The government insinuated spies into the factory.
The new drug law was insinuated into the legislative process.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: hint at slyly

I insinuated that I wasn't ready to move in with my boyfriend.
Martin insinuated that he didn't like my cat.

VerbNet: say-37.7
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: insinuate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2