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propose

pro·pose

propose

 
 
pronunciation:
pr poz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: proposed, proposes, proposing
definition 1: to present for consideration or adoption; suggest.
The committee proposed several changes to the existing laws.They proposed that the city build a bike path in the downtown area.She proposed going to the ballet rather than the opera.
synonyms:
advance, offer, present, proffer, propound, recommend, submit, suggest, tender
antonyms:
withdraw
similar words:
bid, broach, give, introduce, maintain, pose, project, put, raise
definition 2: to present as a candidate for an office, or for membership; nominate.
The party has proposed a moderate candidate for the post.
synonyms:
nominate
similar words:
advance, commend, endorse, present
definition 3: to intend; plan.
What do you propose to do to raise money for this project?
synonyms:
intend, mean, purpose
similar words:
aim at, contemplate, plan, resolve, undertake
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to present a proposal, esp. of marriage.
He went down on his knee and proposed to her.
 
synonyms:
pop the question
similar words:
court, offer, woo
derivations: proposable (adj.), proposer (n.)
Word Builder: propose +
  • proposal:
    something that you propose.
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