follow Dictionary.com

Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?

suggest

[suh g-jest, suh-] /səgˈdʒɛst, sə-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to mention or introduce (an idea, proposition, plan, etc.) for consideration or possible action:
The architect suggested that the building be restored.
2.
to propose (a person or thing) as suitable or possible for some purpose:
We suggested him for president.
3.
(of things) to prompt the consideration, making, doing, etc., of:
The glove suggests that she was at the scene of the crime.
4.
to bring before a person's mind indirectly or without plain expression:
I didn't tell him to leave, I only suggested it.
5.
to call (something) up in the mind through association or natural connection of ideas:
The music suggests a still night.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin suggestus (past participle of suggerere to build up, supply, hint, suggest), equivalent to sug- sug- + ges- (past participle stem of gerere to carry, do, display) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
suggestedness, noun
suggester, noun
suggestingly, adverb
presuggest, verb (used with object)
unsuggested, adjective
unsuggesting, adjective
Synonyms
2. recommend, advise. 4. indicate, imply. See hint.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for suggest
  • We suggest not including a section on the candidate's published poetry here because it is not part of her scholarship.
  • Some also suggest that to be invasive, a species must have negative effects on native wildlife.
  • Several, but not all, studies suggest that those of us who own pets tend to be somewhat happier than those of us who do not.
  • Studies suggest that they may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • In fact, new observations suggest that our home galaxy has been vastly underestimated.
  • To my ear, the argument has been more finely balanced than the interim voting tally would suggest.
  • The brains of chimpanzees show a number of similarities to those of humans, the results of two new studies suggest.
  • Color traces on the statue's face suggest that its visage was once painted red.
  • Foliage and arching growth suggest the related spirea, but pearl bush has larger individual blossoms.
  • The words, and the constructs they represent, are not as simple as the labels may suggest.
British Dictionary definitions for suggest

suggest

/səˈdʒɛst; US səɡˈdʒɛst/
verb (transitive; may take a clause as object)
1.
to put forward (a plan, idea, etc) for consideration: I suggest Smith for the post, a plan suggested itself
2.
to evoke (a person, thing, etc) in the mind of someone by the association of ideas: that painting suggests home to me
3.
to give an indirect or vague hint of: his face always suggests his peace of mind
Derived Forms
suggester, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin suggerere to bring up, from sub- + gerere to bring
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for suggest
v.

1520s, from Latin suggestus, past participle of suggerere (see suggestion). Related: Suggested; suggesting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for suggest

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for suggest

9
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with suggest

Nearby words for suggest