American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of suggesting.
- n. Something suggested: We ordered the shrimp, a suggestion of the waiter.
- n. The sequential process by which one thought or mental image leads to another.
- n. A psychological process by which an idea is induced in or adopted by another without argument, command, or coercion.
- n. An idea or response so induced.
- n. A hint or trace: just a suggestion of makeup; the first suggestion of trouble ahead.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of placing before the mind problematically; also, the idea so produced; the insinuation of an idea by indirect association; hint; intimation; prompting; also, especially, an incitement to an animal, brutal, or diabolical act.
- n. The action of an idea in bringing another idea to mind, either through the force of association or by virtue of the natural connection of the ideas.
- n. Specifically, in hypnotism, the insinuation of a belief or impulse into the mind of the subject by any means, as by words or gestures, usually by emphatic declaration; also, the impulse of trust and submission which leads to the effectiveness of such incitement; also, the idea so suggested. Verbal suggestion is the usual method. Another is known as suggestion by attitude, as when, for instance, a person placed in the attitude of prayer is caused to pray.
- n. Indirect or hidden action.
- n. In law, information without oath. An information drawn in writing, showing cause to have a prohibition.
- n. Synonyms Intimation, Insinuation, etc. See hint, transitive verb
- n. countable Something suggested (with subsequent adposition being for)
- n. uncountable The act of suggesting.
- n. countable, psychology Something implied, which the mind is liable to take as fact.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.
- n. That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation.
- n. obsolete Charge; complaint; accusation.
- n. (Law) Information without oath; an entry of a material fact or circumstance on the record for the information of the court, at the death or insolvency of a party.
- n. (Physiol. & Metaph.) The act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; -- a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.
- n. (Hypnotism) The control of the mind of an hypnotic subject by ideas in the mind of the hypnotizer.
- n. the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association
- n. persuasion formulated as a suggestion
- n. an idea that is suggested
- n. the act of inducing hypnosis
- n. a just detectable amount
- n. a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
- From Anglo-Norman suggestioun, Old French suggestion (modern French suggestion), from Latin suggestio, from suggero ("suggest"). (Wiktionary)
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