verb pro·pound \prə-ˈpand\

: to suggest (an idea, theory, etc.) to a person or group of people to consider

Full Definition of PROPOUND

transitive verb
:  to offer for discussion or consideration
pro·pound·er noun

Examples of PROPOUND

  1. Her new book expands upon the theory propounded in her first book.
  2. <let us propound the question whether mercy killing should ever be an option>

Origin of PROPOUND

alteration of earlier propone, from Middle English (Scots) proponen, from Latin proponere to display, propound, from pro- before + ponere to put, place — more at pro-, position
First Known Use: 1537


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