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sug·gest

suggest

 
 
pronunciation:
s jest [or] sg jest
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: suggests, suggesting, suggested
definition 1: to put forth for consideration; propose.
The guidance counselor suggested several options.He suggested that they go to lunch now and resume the meeting later.I suggested that he limit the letter to one typed page.She suggested getting outside help on the project, but nobody listened.Has anyone suggested scrapping the idea and starting all over again?
synonyms:
advance, offer, proffer, propose, propound
similar words:
advise, advocate, bid, counsel, introduce, pose, present, raise, recommend, submit, tender, urge
definition 2: to propose as suitable for some purpose.
I suggested light blue for the curtains.Can you suggest a good dentist in the area?
synonyms:
counsel, recommend
similar words:
advise, advocate, prefer, promote, propose, submit, urge
definition 3: to state as a possibility or bring to mind indirectly; imply.
By that remark, are you suggesting that I'm stingy?This passage in the story suggests a deeper meaning.The results of the study suggest that this gene is the trigger.
synonyms:
imply, intimate
antonyms:
manifest
similar words:
connote, hint, indicate, insinuate, pose, say
definition 4: to call to mind by analogy or association.
The gnarly tree trunk suggested the face of a monster.These brush strokes suggest movement of the water.
synonyms:
evoke
similar words:
mimic, recall, resemble
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derivations: suggestingly (adv.), suggester (n.)
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