Definition for propose

verb as in intend; have in mind

Strongest matches

aim, design, plan

Strong matches

contemplate, mean, mind, purpose, scheme

verb as in ask for hand in marriage

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Example Sentences

In the Senate Republicans’ $650 billion relief legislation, a proposed $16 billion was allocated for testing and tracing.

From Fortune

I propose we call our new epoch the “Heliocene,” meaning “new sun.”

The proposed deal’s structure is already shaped by Beijing’s refusal to allow the US alone to determine TikTok’s fate.

From Quartz

In a statement, Oracle provided few details about the proposed TikTok partnership.

From Fortune

On Thursday, the Republican-proposed $500 billion stimulus package failed to get enough votes to advance in the chamber.

From Fortune

I told them the story about how Delta helped her propose to me in the middle of the international terminal here at Delta.

They met in 2009, before Dewani rented a private jet and flew her to Paris to propose.

Other models, such as string theory, propose more dimensions, but those are coiled up too small to be seen.

This leads some to propose that the American middle and working classes has become economically passé.

May I propose the Dutch, who were among the original bidders for 2018.

Instead of writing slander and flat blasphemy, they propose to draw it, and not draw it mild.

Now the practice of Interrogative Analysis compels such persons to interrogate—to propose questions—to think.

"That means he intends to propose again," said Mrs. Kaye, in her carefully modulated voice.

With the sum thus realized, I say, you propose to make good the losses which the bank has suffered by your improvidence?

Strictly speaking, I don't think anybody ought to propose with a niblick in his hand.


On this page you'll find 164 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to propose, such as: ask, come up with, introduce, nominate, offer, and recommend.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.