American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest: propose a change in the law.
- v. To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.
- v. To offer (a toast to be drunk).
- v. To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend: proposed to buy and run a farm.
- v. To form or make a proposal, especially of marriage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put forward or offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, admission, or adoption: as, to propose a bill or resolution to a legislative body; to propose a question or subject for discussion; to propose one as a member of a club.
- To place before as something to be done, attained, or striven after; form or declare as an intention or design.
- To set or place forth; place out; state.
- To place one's self before; face; confront.
- To speak; utter; discourse.
- Synonyms To propound, present, suggest, recommend, move, enounce.
- To intend, mean, design.
- To form or declare an intention or design.
- To offer; specifically, to make an offer of marriage.
- To converse; discourse.
- n. Talk; discourse.
- In systematic biol., to use (a new name) without complying with the technical requirements of publication. See publication, 5.
- In solo whist, to offer to take eight tricks with the assistance of a partner.
- v. transitive To suggest a plan or course of action.
- v. intransitive To ask for a person's hand in marriage.
- v. transitive To intend.
- v. obsolete To talk.
- n. obsolete An objective or aim.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To set forth.
- v. To offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, or adoption
- v. To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend.
- v. obsolete To speak; to converse.
- v. To form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design.
- v. To offer one's self in marriage.
- n. obsolete Talk; discourse.
- v. propose or intend
- v. present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
- v. ask (someone) to marry you
- v. put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position
- v. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
- From Anglo-Norman proposer (verb), propos (noun), Middle French proposer (verb), propos (noun), from pro- + poser. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English proposen, from Old French proposer, alteration (influenced by poser, to put, place) of Latin prōpōnere : prō-, forth; see pro- + pōnere, to put. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When my father had got to this point, my mother ventured to ask whether I had ever gone so far as to propose, actually to _propose_, for Miss”
“If you have a business proposal to make to a Japanese woman, there's a slight chance she'll start blushing on you, since the English word "propose" is only used for marriage proposals in Japan, not for other kinds of formal business suggestions.”
“How did Kevin propose to the former hairstylist, 22, whom he met upon the trip to The Bahamas in 2007?”
“As and educator teaching reading and phonics to young children for ten years, I am not convinced that teaching the way you propose is the best way to teach phonics.”
“The alternative they propose is living in "right relationship," which means radically changing both our individual behavior and social structures so that our way of life honors all of God's creation.”
“Like it or not Republicans ruled the country during 8 years and they left disastrous consequences, President Obama has 1 1/2 years in office and every legislation He propose is gonna be block by Republicans.”
“An additional risk in doing what you propose is that you could run out of money to pay for her care home.”
“Without excluding a proper manifestation of these things, I would take this opportunity to again propose that as regards the altar itself, far better and far more liturgical is it to do so by vesting the altar with a proper altar frontal, letting the colour of the liturgical season speak to the time in the liturgical year.”
“What I propose is that instead of the goddess of liberty we shall have next inside the 13 stars a ring inscribed with the words PERPETUAL UNION; within the ring the allseeing eye, crowned with a halo; beneath this eye the American flag, bearing in its field stars equal to the number of the States united; in the folds of the bars the words GOD, LIBERTY, LAW.”
“The restriction you propose is not generally applicable (it applies only to religious beliefs), it is not otherwise valid (as parents normally have the power to prohibit pork) and its direct object is the prohibition of the exercise of religion — to wit, keeping a Kohser/Halal house.”
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