14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English (Scots), from Latin proponere — more at propound
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“Propone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propone. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.
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