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propound

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verb pro·pound \prə-ˈpau̇nd\

Simple Definition of propound

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

Full Definition of propound

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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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