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propose

pro·pose

propose

 
 
pronunciation:
pr poz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: proposed, proposes, proposing
definition 1: to present or suggest as an idea to be considered.
The council proposed a new bike path around the lake.
synonyms:
advance, offer, recommend, suggest
antonyms:
withdraw
similar words:
bid, introduce, maintain, pose, raise
definition 2: to intend or plan.
She proposes to work all summer to make enough money for a trip to England.
synonyms:
intend, mean
similar words:
aim at, contemplate, plan, resolve, undertake
definition 3: to present an offer of marriage.
He proposed to his girlfriend.
 
synonyms:
pop the question
similar words:
court, offer
derivations: proposable (adj.), proposer (n.)
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  • proposal:
    something that you propose.
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