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propose

[pruh-pohz] /prəˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), proposed, proposing.
1.
to offer or suggest (a matter, subject, case, etc.) for consideration, acceptance, or action:
to propose a new method.
2.
to offer (a toast).
3.
to suggest:
He proposed that a messenger be sent.
4.
to present or nominate (a person) for some position, office, membership, etc.
5.
to put before oneself as something to be done; design; intend.
6.
to present to the mind or attention; state.
7.
to propound (a question, riddle, etc.).
verb (used without object), proposed, proposing.
8.
to make an offer or suggestion, especially of marriage.
9.
to form or consider a purpose or design.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Middle French proposer (see pro-1, pose1), by association with derivatives of Latin prōpositus, past participle of prōpōnere to set forth. See propositus
Related forms
proposable, adjective
proposer, noun
mispropose, verb, misproposed, misproposing.
repropose, verb, reproposed, reproposing.
unproposable, adjective
unproposed, adjective
unproposing, adjective
Synonyms
1. proffer, tender, suggest, recommend, present. 4. name. 5. plan. See intend. 6. pose, posit.
Antonyms
1. withdraw.
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British Dictionary definitions for pro-pose

propose

/prəˈpəʊz/
verb
1.
(when transitive, may take a clause as object) to put forward (a plan, motion, etc) for consideration or action
2.
(transitive) to nominate, as for a position
3.
(transitive) to plan or intend (to do something): I propose to leave town now
4.
(transitive) to announce the drinking of (a toast) to (the health of someone, etc)
5.
(intransitive) often foll by to. to make an offer of marriage (to someone)
Derived Forms
proposable, adjective
proposer, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French proposer, from Latin prōpōnere to display, from pro-1 + pōnere to place
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Word Origin and History for pro-pose

propose

v.

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.

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