Intend to say something
Not used in the progressive tenses
To say something with a particular intention
I mean it as a compliment.
To want something to have a particular meaning
I wondered what she intended by that remark.
To say something indirectly
Are you suggesting I look fatter?
To communicate an idea or feeling without saying or showing it directly
I am not implying anything about your cooking. I just want to eat out tonight.
To say something unpleasant which is true in an indirect way
Are you insinuating I am lying?
To indirectly say what you are thinking or feeling
She hinted at the possibility of going back to Germany.
To say or suggest something indirectly
They intimated that I was not welcome.
To say or express something indirectly or briefly
During the meeting, they indicated their willingness to cooperate.
To do something to make your feelings or opinions clear
My daughter signals her discontent by raising her voice.
Give the impression
I always try to give the impression of being busy, so nobody will talk to me.