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īn-sinuō āvī, ātus, āre,

to thrust in, push in, make a way: potestas in forum insinuandi: quācumque data intervalla essent, insinuabant ordines suos, pushed forward their files, L.—With pron reflex., to find a way in, creep in, steal in, intrude, insinuate oneself, make a way: se inter equitum turmas, Cs.: quā te insinuaveris, L.: quā se inter vallīs flumen insinuat, winds along, L.—Fig., to penetrate, enter, steal in, win one's way, become familiar: in ipsius consuetudinem: in causam: novus per pectora cunctis Insinuat pavor, V.: subtiliter eis, curry favor with, etc.—With se, to win one's way, enter, steal in: se in familiaritatem Metelli: se in familiarem usum, L.: callidus ille ne se insinuet, curry favor: plebi se, L.

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