proposal

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noun pro·pos·al \ prə-ˈpō-zəl \

Definition of proposal

1 :an act of putting forward or stating something for consideration
2 a :something proposed :suggestion
b :offer; specifically :an offer of marriage

Examples of proposal in a Sentence

  1. Everyone thought the proposal made sense.

  2. The committee is reviewing the proposal for the new restaurant.

  3. They put forth a proposal to sell the company.

  4. These problems have led to the proposal of a new law.

Recent Examples of proposal from the Web

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First Known Use of proposal

circa 1629


PROPOSAL Defined for English Language Learners

proposal

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Definition of proposal for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as a plan or suggestion) that is presented to a person or group of people to consider

  • : the act of presenting a plan, suggestion, etc., to a person or group of people

  • : the act of asking someone to marry you


PROPOSAL Defined for Kids

proposal

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noun pro·pos·al \ prə-ˈpō-zəl \

Definition of proposal for Students

1 :an act of stating or putting forward something for consideration Problems led to the proposal of a new law.
2 :something suggested :plan
3 :an offer of marriage


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