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suggestion

sug·ges·tion

suggestion

 
 
pronunciation:
s jes chn [or] sg jes chn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of suggesting, or the state or fact of something being suggested.
At his suggestion, we went to see a wonderful play on Broadway.He denied the importance of the earlier treaty and scoffed at its suggestion as a cause of this war.
synonyms:
proposal, propounding, recommendation
similar words:
offer
definition 2: that which is verbally offered as something that might be possible, useful, helpful, or enjoyable.
Her suggestion of using less air conditioning made the most sense as a way to save money.The principal listened to the teachers' suggestions for solving some of the school's problems.May I make a suggestion that might improve things?I gave them several restaurant suggestions, but I don't know where they went in the end.
synonyms:
offer, pointer, proposal, proposition
similar words:
idea
definition 3: the calling to mind of an idea by analogy or association.
In the poem can be found numerous suggestions of death.
synonyms:
evocation
definition 4: an idea called to mind in this way.
similar words:
idea, intuition
definition 5: a hint; trace.
There seemed to be a suggestion of jealousy in her reaction.
synonyms:
glimmer, hint, shade, shadow, trace, whisper
similar words:
ghost, kiss, note, suspicion, tinge
definition 6: in psychology, the process by which ideas or behavior are induced in a person without coercion or persuasion.
post-hypnotic suggestion
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