propose

[pruh-pohz]
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:
1300–50; 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

proposable, adjective
proposer, noun
mispropose, verb, misproposed, misproposing.
repropose, verb, reproposed, reproposing.
unproposable, adjective
unproposed, adjective
unproposing, adjective


1. proffer, tender, suggest, recommend, present. 4. name. 5. plan. See intend. 6. pose, posit.


1. withdraw.
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propose (prəˈpəʊz)
 
vb (often foll by to)
1.  (when tr, may take a clause as object) to put forward (a plan, motion, etc) for consideration or action
2.  (tr) to nominate, as for a position
3.  (tr) to plan or intend (to do something): I propose to leave town now
4.  (tr) to announce the drinking of (a toast) to (the health of someone, etc)
5.  to make an offer of marriage (to someone)
 
[C14: from Old French proposer, from Latin prōpōnere to display, from pro-1 + pōnere to place]
 
pro'posable
 
adj
 
pro'poser
 
n

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propose
mid-14c., from O.Fr. proposer (12c.), from pro- "forth" + poser "put, place" (see pose (v.1)). Meaning "make an offer of marriage" is first recorded 1764.
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Example sentences for proposes
He proposes marriage, admitting that he loves her, and says that he will send for her.
Where appropriate, it proposes that implementation be strengthened.
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