noun \prə-ˈpō-zəl\

: something (such as a plan or suggestion) that is presented to a person or group of people to consider

: the act of presenting a plan, suggestion, etc., to a person or group of people

: the act of asking someone to marry you

Full Definition of PROPOSAL

:  an act of putting forward or stating something for consideration
a :  something proposed :  suggestion
b :  offer; specifically :  an offer of marriage

Examples of PROPOSAL

  1. Everyone thought the proposal made sense.
  2. The committee is reviewing the proposal for the new restaurant.
  3. They put forth a proposal to sell the company.
  4. These problems have led to the proposal of a new law.

First Known Use of PROPOSAL

circa 1640

Rhymes with PROPOSAL


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