verb (used with object)
to mention or introduce (an idea, proposition, plan, etc.) for consideration or possible action: The architect suggested that the building be restored.
to propose (a person or thing) as suitable or possible for some purpose: We suggested him for president.
(of things) to prompt the consideration, making, doing, etc., of: The glove suggests that she was at the scene of the crime.
to bring before a person's mind indirectly or without plain expression
: I didn't tell him to leave, I only suggested it.
to call (something) up in the mind through association or natural connection of ideas: The music suggests a still night.
Origin: 1520–30; Related forms
< Latin suggestus
(past participle of suggerere
to build up, supply, hint, suggest), equivalent to sug- sug-
(past participle stem of gerere
to carry, do, display) + -tus
past participle suffix
presuggest, verb (used with object)
recommend, advise. 4.
indicate, imply. See hint