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imitate (IM i tayt") (verb)
1. To make or to do something the same way as something else: Our competitors are trying to imitate the identical products that we have been producing for years.
2. To copy another person's behavior, sound, appearance, etc.; to follow the example of; to take as one's model; and to impersonate or to mimic: Jerome is very good at trying to imitate his father's voice.
intimate (IN tuh mit, IN tuh muht) (adjective)
1. Descriptive of a very close relationship; very warm and friendly: Myrna and Lenora have remained intimate friends throughout their lives.
2. Referring to the most private or personal relationship or to the situation of being closely acquainted or associated; very familiar: Karin and Karl have an intimate friendship with their neighbors.
intimate (IN tuh mayt") (verb)
1. To say or to suggest something in an indirect way; to hint or to imply: Willard tried to intimate that Nathan should plan to arrive early for their next business meeting.
2. To make known subtly and indirectly; to hint: During the conversation, Christy tried to intimate that she was not happy with her job.
intimidate (in TIM i dayt") (verb)
1. To make someone afraid or insecure: Vincent tries to intimidate his political opponents with hidden threats.
2. To frighten into submission, compliance, or acquiescence: Sometimes a lawyer will intimidate a witness in order to make that person say something that will weaken his or her testimony.

Nicholas didn't want to imitate nor intimidate what he was about to intimate to his intimate friend.

intimate (IN tuh mayt") (verb), intimates; intimated; intimating
1. To hint at something or to let something be known in a quiet, indirect, or subtle way: When Ellen was asked about her opinion regarding a certain man's honesty, she remained silent and wouldn't make a comment, which apparently was intimating that she didn't believe the guy to be trustworthy.

Someone can intimate a good deal with a wink or a shrug of the shoulders.

2. To announce something formally: During the business meeting, George was intimating that he would be retiring as the Chief Executive Officer at the end of the year.
3. Etymology: from 1538, "to communicate" or "to notify"; later, "to suggest indirectly" (1590, in Spenser's Faerie Queene); probably a back formation from intimation, modeled on Late Latin intimatus, past participle of intimare, "to make known" or "to announce".
To imply or to hint.
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To indirectly suggest a desire.
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intimate (IN tuh mit) (adjective), more intimate, most intimate
1. Pertaining to having, involving, or resulting from a close personal relationship: Isaac and Isabel knew each other for several years and as a result of their intimate associations, they became husband and wife.
2. A reference to a quiet and private or secluded situation that enables people to feel relaxed with each other: Arlene and Arnold invited their most intimate friends to their tenth wedding celebration.
3. Regarding something that is so private and personal as to be kept secret or discussed only with a close friend or relative: Leslie was a prisoner in jail because he had an intimate confidant who told the police about his criminal activities.
Someone to whom secrets are shared.
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4. Referring to being very close because of the influence of one thing on another: A personal diary is a very intimate book.
5. Descriptive of being detailed as a result of extensive studies or close experiences: Adam had an intimate knowledge of the workings of the government and so he was a valuable advisor for his country's leader.
6. Relating to something that is intended to be worn next to the skin or in a private setting: Shirley was wearing intimate apparel when her husband came home from his business trip.
7. Referring to friendship and mutual goodwill: After years of fighting, the cat and dog now have intimate relations or amity for each other.
Friendly and peaceful relations.
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8. Etymology: from Late Latin intimatus, from intimare, "to make known, to announce, to notify, to impress deeply upon"; from Latin intimus, "close friend".

The meaning of closely acquainted, is first recorded in English in 1635, from the Latin sense. An earlier form intime, "very familiar, intimate" (before 1618), was borrowed from Middle French intime, learned borrowing from Latin intimus.

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How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
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