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suggestion

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noun sug·ges·tion \səg-ˈjes-chən, sə-ˈjes-, -ˈjesh-\

Simple Definition of suggestion

  • : an idea about what someone should do or how someone should behave

  • : something that is said in an indirect way

  • : an action, quality, appearance, etc., that seems to indicate the presence or existence of something

Full Definition of suggestion

  1. 1a :  the act or process of suggestingb :  something suggested

  2. 2a :  the process by which a physical or mental state is influenced by a thought or idea <the power of suggestion>b :  the process by which one thought leads to another especially through association of ideas

  3. 3 :  a slight indication :  trace <a suggestion of a smile>

Examples of suggestion

  1. Do you have any suggestions?

  2. Please send comments and suggestions to our post office box.

  3. I have a suggestion: call the store and ask them about it.

  4. I'd like to offer a suggestion.

  5. I reject his suggestion that we shouldn't have helped them.

  6. trying to influence people's thoughts by using suggestion

  7. The director relies on the power of suggestion rather than explicitly showing the murder.



14th Century

First Known Use of suggestion

14th century


Medical Dictionary

suggestion

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noun sug·ges·tion \sə(g)-ˈjes-chən, -ˈjesh-\

Medical Definition of suggestion

  1. 1a:  the act or process of impressing something (as an idea, attitude, or desired action) upon the mind of another <suggestion in response to propaganda—Psychological Abstracts>b:  the process by which a physical or mental state is influenced by a thought or idea <the power of suggestion>

  2. 2:  something impressed upon the mind by suggestion <the posthypnotic carrying out of suggestions held in the unconscious—G. S. Blum>






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