verb (used with object)
to put forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; set forth; propose: to propound a theory.

1545–55; later variant of Middle English propone (see propone) < Latin prōpōnere to set forth, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + pōnere to put, place, set. See compound1, expound

propounder, noun
unpropounded, adjective Unabridged
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propound (prəˈpaʊnd)
1.  to suggest or put forward for consideration
2.  English law
 a.  to produce (a will or similar instrument) to the proper court or authority in order for its validity to be established
 b.  (of an executor) to bring (an action to obtain probate) in solemn form
[C16 propone, from Latin prōpōnere to set forth, from pro-1 + pōnere to place]

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Word Origin & History

1530s, var. of M.E. proponen "to put forward" (late 14c.), from L. proponere "put forward, declare," from pro- "before" + ponere "to put" (see position). Perhaps infl. in form by compound, expound.
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Example sentences
Nuclear particles and antiparticles number in the hundreds, and their interactions propound new puzzles.
But those who propound such views are having to refine their appraisals.
But because the author had a weighty thesis to propound and did so in long expostulation, the picture often sags in the telling.
There are many who propound policy theories, but few possess the skills to make those theories the law of the land.
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