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Definition 1: the act of inducing hypnosis - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for suggestion in the sense of this definition

(suggestion is a kind of ...) causing something without any direct or apparent effort

Definition 2: an idea that is suggested - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • the picnic was her suggestion

(suggestion is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

(... is a kind of suggestion ) a slight suggestion or vague understanding

"he had no inkling what was about to happen"

(... is a kind of suggestion ) a suggestion that is made to a person who is hypnotized that specifies an action he will perform (usually in response to a cue) after he has awakened

Definition 3: the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association - [noun denoting cognition]

(suggestion is a kind of ...) cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use

Definition 4: a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

Synonyms for suggestion in the sense of this definition

(suggestion is a kind of ...) something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)

(... is a kind of suggestion ) an indirect suggestion

"not a breath of scandal ever touched her"

(... is a kind of suggestion ) a suggestion of some quality

"there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone" "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"

(... is a kind of suggestion ) a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

"she rejected his advances"

Definition 5: persuasion formulated as a suggestion - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for suggestion in the sense of this definition

(suggestion is a kind of ...) the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action

Definition 6: a just detectable amount - [noun denoting quantity]

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

  • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • a hint mockery in her manner
  • a tint of glamour

Synonyms for suggestion in the sense of this definition

(suggestion is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

(... is a kind of suggestion ) a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger

"a spark of interest" "a spark of decency"

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