I looked up the meanings of the insinuate and imply. Insinuate, as shown on the site vocabulary.com, means suggest in an indirect or covert way, and imply means to express or state indirectly.
I was just wondering, are they interchangeable?
The following are some sentences where insinuate is used:
But they share common stylistic traits, most notably a tendency to insinuate more than they state outright.
I politely commented that he was right, a lot of people are offended by that term, insinuating that I was among them.
"This gives Schmidt the opportunity to insinuate his desires" into the state’s technology strategy for schools, he said.
In these sentences, can we use imply, instead of insinuate?