American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To put forward for consideration; set forth. See Synonyms at propose.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put forward; offer for consideration; offer; put or set, as a question; propose.
- Among Congregationalists, to propose or name as a candidate for admission to membership in a church.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To offer for consideration; to exhibit; to propose
- v. (Eccl.) To propose or name as a candidate for admission to communion with a church.
- v. put forward, as of an idea
- From the Middle English proponen ("to put forward"), from Latin proponere ("to put forward"), from pro- ("before") + ponere ("to put") (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of propoune, from Middle English proponen, from Latin prōpōnere, to set forth; see propose. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Between Lord Snooty and Fat Al there are a number of amusing and attractive broadcasters, provided you realise that the views they propound are for amusement only – which was not a problem for me this year.”
“By doing so, the Palestinians have jeopardized prospects for negotiations aimed at creating their state in order to propound a principle of a settlement freeze that would be irrelevant should talks succeed.”
“They've ceded the field to authors of speculative fiction, such as William Gibson and Cory Doctorow, whose hacker and brand-ninja characters exist primarily to explain or propound ideas about bleeding-edge technology, or thriller writers who concoct ingenious but outlandish tales about the potential nightmares lurking in same.”
“It is equally ironic and hypocritical that the "Hindus" who champion this censorship also propound that "Hinduism" is a robust and muscular tradition that can win any battle against imagined enemies historical or contemporary, real or otherwise yet they must nonetheless censor anything or anybody that threatens their delusion.”
“But we somehow feel obligated to spend time explaining away Scripture texts that propound notions that have long-since become moot (e.g., dietary laws that protected desert tribes lacking refrigeration) or are truly repugnant (e.g., Paul's views of women and slaves) at the expense of preaching vivid depictions of God's will in action today.”
“The network and commentators have no rules other than to propound the Republican talking points.”
“Stoke's success in reaching their first FA Cup final will not please those who believe that history began 20 years ago, with the founding of the Premier League, or who propound the tiresome belief that the only way to play football in the 21st century is by trying to copy Barcelona.”
“Martin had a question of his own to propound to her.”
“Despite all the things that have gone wrong under Bush, the conservatives propound one lie after the next.”
“If they go home and live the opposite of the values they propound, don't we have some kind of right to know?”
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