Find another word for wink-at. In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for wink-at, like: connive, pass over, gloss over, condone, pretend not to see, excuse, permit, forgive, turn a blind eye toward, censure and frown-upon.
"If you must be with a man, it's good that he's French," Claire said with a wink at Pierre.
There was no charge for Fred, though the counter girl, with a wink at Dean, asked for age verification, telling Fred he didn't look a day over sixty.
Zwingli had joined in an address to the bishop of Constance calling on him no longer to endure the scandal of harlotry, but to allow the priests to marry wives, or, at least, to wink at their marriages.
Scripture-reading and the new views had spread widely, and the regent was disposed to wink at this in the case of the "religious nobility."
1298), to explain, who coolly said that he thought it expedient to wink at one knave cutting off another, " whereat the king smiled and bade him return into Ireland."