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Definition 1: present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc. - [verb of cognition]

Samples where propose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism
  • She proposed a new theory of relativity
  • The candidate projects himself as a moderate and a reformer

Synonyms for propose in the sense of this definition

(propose is a kind of ...) make plans for something

"He is planning a trip with his family"

(... is a kind of propose ) put forward for consideration

"He offered his opinion"

(... is a kind of propose ) put before (a body)

"introduce legislation"

Definition 2: propose or intend - [verb of cognition]

Samples where propose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I aim to arrive at noon

Synonyms for propose in the sense of this definition

(propose is a kind of ...) have in mind as a purpose

"I mean no harm" "I only meant to help you" "She didn't think to harm me" "We thought to return early that night"

Definition 3: make a proposal, declare a plan for something - [verb of communication]

Samples where propose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax

Synonyms for propose in the sense of this definition

(propose is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

(... is a kind of propose ) push for something

"The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"

(... is a kind of propose ) bring forward for consideration or acceptance

"advance an argument"

(... is a kind of propose ) suggest sex to

"She was propositioned by a stranger at the party"

(... is a kind of propose ) respond to a query or outcome

(... is a kind of propose ) put before

"I submit to you that the accused is guilty"

(... is a kind of propose ) propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

Definition 4: ask (someone) to marry you - [verb of communication]

Samples where propose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he popped the question on Sunday night
  • she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months
  • The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman

Synonyms for propose in the sense of this definition

(propose is a kind of ...) ask (a person) to do something

"She asked him to be here at noon" "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"

Samples where propose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission

Synonyms for propose in the sense of this definition

(propose is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

(... is a kind of propose ) propose as a candidate for some honor

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