- adj. 亲密的；私人的；关系紧密的
- vt. 暗示；透露
- n. 密友
- 亲密的,密切的; 有性关系的 having or being a very close and friendly relationship; having a sexual relationship, especially outside marriage
- 私人的,个人的 private and personal
- [A]详尽的,精通的 (of knowledge) detailed and obtained by deep study or long experience
- vt. 示意,暗示 make sth known (to sb), especially discreetly or indirectly
- [C]至交,密友 intimate friend
someone to whom private matters are confided
marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity;
"intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles"
having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere;
"had a cozy chat"
"a relaxed informal manner"
"an intimate cocktail lounge"
"the small room was cozy and intimate"
having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship;
"on familiar terms"
"pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
involved in a sexual relationship;
"the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"
"she had been intimate with many men"
"he touched her intimate parts"
innermost or essential;
"the inner logic of Cubism"
"the internal contradictions of the theory"
"the intimate structure of matter"
thoroughly acquainted through study or experience;
"this girl, so intimate with nature"
"knowledgeable about the technique of painting"
give to understand;
"I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
imply as a possibility;
"The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"
- She was so kind as to forgive her intimate friend who had betrayed her when she was in a great difficulty.
- The magazine published intimate details of their affair.
- Island communities commonly feel an intimate connection with the sea and with seafarers.
- He stated what others had only dared to intimate.
- They would not intimate how the problem could be solved.
- Sir Reginald was known to his intimates as "Porky".
- He is my intimate friend.
- She is on intimate terms with John.
- I can't tell them my intimate thoughts.
- This is an intimate knowledge of African religions.
- Both felt that they had become very intimate.
- The question is intimate.
- He was intimate with her.
- I have long been intimate with him.
- She intimated her wishes.
- He intimated a wish to go by saying that it was late.
- He intimated to do this work.
- She intimated that she had a few words to say.
- She intimated to them that she didn't agree .
- He is my intimate.
- very intimate 非常亲密的
- intimate closely 关系密切的
- intimate with 与…关系密切
- intimate sb's disapproval 暗示某人不赞成
- intimate to 向…暗示
There is an intimate interdependence of intellect and morals.出自： R. W. Emerson
A notice..intimating a reduction of ten per cent in the wages of miners.出自：Manchester Examiner
- intimate, close, familiar
- familiar指经常接触,长时间的交往使彼此熟悉,亲近,甚至随便,不拘小节; close指由于感情、爱好、兴趣等方面的接近而趋于亲近,也指关系上的亲密; intimate是正式用语,指由于有某种关系(如血缘关系、朋友关系等)或深刻了解彼此的思想感情,或有共同的爱好、志向而亲近。例如:
- His familiar behaviour annoys me,I don't know him at all well.他随便的态度使我很不自在,其实我和他一点也不熟悉。
- They are close friends.他们是亲密的朋友。
- He is on intimate terms with my father.他和我父亲的关系很亲密。
- intimate, hint, suggest
- hint和intimate指用间接、含蓄的语言“暗示”, intimate更为坦白; suggest可指直接“建议”,也可指暗中流露。例如:
- He hinted his dissatisfaction with her work.他暗示了对她工作的不满。
- She hinted that it was time we left.她暗示我们该走了。
- He intimated that he intended to marry her.他暗示要娶她。
- The dean intimated his approval of the plan.系主任表明同意这一计划。
- ☆ 17世纪30年代进入英语，直接源自后期拉丁语的intimatus，意为使人知晓，宣布；最初源自古典拉丁语的intimus，意为最里的。