HyperDic: propose

English > 5 senses of the word propose:
VERBcommunicationpropose, suggest, advisemake a proposal, declare a plan for something
cognitionpropose, projectpresent for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
cognitionpropose, aim, purpose, purportpropose or intend
socialpropose, nominateput forward
communicationpropose, declare oneself, offer, pop the questionask (someone) to marry you
propose > pronunciation
Soundsprahpow'z
RhymesAmbrose ... Windows: 49 rhymes with owz...
English > propose: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningmake a proposal, declare a plan for something.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey propose him to write the letter; They propose to move
Example"the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"
Synonymssuggest, advise
Narroweradvance, throw outbring forward for consideration or acceptance
feed backrespond to a query or outcome
move, make a motionPropose formally
propositionSuggest sex to
recommend, urge, advocatePush for something
submit, state, put forward, positput before
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishadvertir, proponer, sugerir
Catalanadvertir, proposar, suggerir
Nounsproposal, propositionthe act of making a proposal
proposersomeone who advances a suggestion or proposal
English > propose: 5 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningPresent for consideration, examination, criticism, etc..
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Examples
  • "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"
  • "She proposed a new theory of relativity"
Synonymproject
Narrowerintroduceput before (a body)
offerPut forward for consideration
Broaderplanmake plans for something
Spanishproponer, proyectar
Nounsproposer(parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion
propositiona proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
English > propose: 5 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningPropose or intend.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymsaim, purpose, purport
Broaderintend, mean, thinkhave in mind as a purpose
Spanishaspirar, proponer
Catalanaspirar
English > propose: 5 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningPut forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody something
Synonymnominate
Narrowernominate, put up, put forwardPropose as a candidate for some honor
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishdesignar, nominar, postular, proponer
Catalandesignar, nominar, proposar
English > propose: 5 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningask (someone) to marry you.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s to somebody
Example "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"
Synonymsdeclare oneself, offer, pop the question
Broaderrequestask (a person) to do something
Spanishdeclararse, pedir casarse, pedir en matrimonio, proponer matrimonio, proponer
Catalanproposar
Nounsproposalan offer of marriage

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