French translation of 'intimate'
1. [friend] intime
2. [dinner, meal, conversation] intime
3. [knowledge] intime
to have an intimate knowledge of sth avoir une connaissance intime de qch
someone with an intimate knowledge of the place quelqu’un ayant une connaissance intime de l’endroit
4. (= private)
to be intimate (sexually) avoir des relations intimes
She denied that they had ever been intimate. Elle a nié qu’ils aient jamais eu de relations intimes.
[ˈɪntɪmeɪt ]transitive verb
She intimated her disapproval. Elle signifia sa désaprobbation.
to intimate sth to sb signifier qch à qn
He had intimated to them his readiness to come to a settlement. Il leur avait signifié qu’il était prêt à parvenir à un accord.
to intimate that ... indiquer que ... ⧫ signaler que ...
He intimated that he had a few words to say. Il indiqua qu’il avait quelques mots à dire. ⧫ Il signala qu’il avait quelques mots à dire.
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Example Sentences Including 'intimate'
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Inside, the hallway leading to the main room was noisy and crowded with shadowy figures pressed against the walls in intimate embraces.WHO KILLED TIFFANY JONES? (2002)
It was misty, close, everything intimate, the telegraph wires against thick creamy clouds like matted fleeces, the birds huddling.LOST CHILDREN (2002)
He smiled gently and touched her cheek in a strangely intimate gesture.CONFESSIONAL (2002)
An announcer's off-screen voice listed them, giving intimate details of better times beyond recall.THE ENDLESS GAME (2002)
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'intimate' in Other Languages
British English: intimate /ˈɪntɪmɪt/ ADJECTIVE
If two people have an intimate friendship, they are very good friends.
I told my intimate friends I wanted to have a baby.
- American English: intimate
- Arabic: حَمِيمٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: íntimo
- Chinese: 亲密的
- Croatian: intiman
- Czech: důvěrný
- Danish: intim
- Dutch: intiem
- European Spanish: íntimo
- Finnish: läheinen
- French: intime
- German: intim
- Greek: οικείος
- Italian: intimo
- Japanese: 親しい
- Korean: 친밀한
- Norwegian: intim
- Polish: intymny
- European Portuguese: íntimo
- Romanian: intim
- Russian: близкий
- Spanish: íntimo
- Swedish: intim
- Thai: สนิท
- Turkish: yakın
- Ukrainian: тісний
- Vietnamese: thân mật
British English: intimate VERB
If you intimate something, you say it in an indirect way.
He went on to intimate that he was indeed contemplating a shake-up of the company.
Translation of intimate from the Collins English to French Dictionary