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propose

[ pruh-pohz ]SEE DEFINITION OF propose
  • verbsuggest, present for action
  • verbintend; have in mind
  • verbask for hand in marriage

Synonyms for propose

  • ask
  • come up with
  • introduce
  • nominate
  • offer
  • recommend
  • request
  • submit
  • urge
  • adduce
  • advance
  • advise
  • affirm
  • assert
  • broach
  • contend
  • counsel
  • invite
  • kibitz
  • name
  • pose
  • prefer
  • press
  • proffer
  • proposition
  • propound
  • solicit
  • state
  • tender
  • volunteer
  • hit on
  • hold out
  • lay before
  • lay on the line
  • make a motion
  • make a pitch
  • move for
  • propone
  • put forward
  • put to
  • put up
  • set forth
  • speak one's piece
  • spitball
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Antonyms for propose

  • answer
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • ignore
  • reply
  • deny
  • reject
  • retreat
  • take back
  • condemn
  • disbelieve
  • oppose
  • refuse
  • repulse
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROPOSE

I do not propose to speak in detail of the dinner that followed.

As you do not propose to follow the sea, it will not be worth while to go as cabin-boy.

The chairman rose to propose the toast of the evening, and was received with cheers.

There, if it be your wish, I will propose you; messengers will be appointed to converse with you.

You must propose an examination of his affairs on the part of the church.

I propose to continue this biography, and include the whole in book form.

This was just what Hester wished but had not dared to propose.

I will do as you order, Nigel; but what is it that you propose to do?

I came here, brother, to propose a match for my niece, Angélique.

And what do you propose to give him in exchange for the solace that you take away?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French proposer "propose, advance, suggest" (12c.), from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + poser "put, place" (see pose (v.1)). Meaning "make an offer of marriage" is first recorded 1764. Related: Proposed; proposing. Cf. also propone, which coexisted with this word for a time.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROPOSE

advocate

verbsupport idea or cause publicly

aim

verbpoint or direct at a goal
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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