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HINT, verb transitive To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to allude to; to suggest by a slight intimation.

Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.

HINT, verb intransitive To hint at, is to allude to; to mention slightly.

HINT, noun A distant allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a word or two intended to give notice, or remind one of something without a full declaration or explanation.

1. Suggestion.