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put forth

Definition of put forth

somewhat formal

  1. 1 :  to suggest (an idea, plan, etc.) for people to think about or consider <putting forth a plan/proposal/theory>

  2. 2 :  to use (something, such as energy) for a particular purpose <putting forth a good effort>

  3. 3 of a plant :  to produce or send out (something) by growing <trees starting to put forth new leaves>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

forthplay
  1. :  onward in time, place, or order :  forward

    :  out into notice or view

    :  away, abroad

  1. :  forth from :  out of


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