The scientists proposed a new theory.
The mayor proposed a plan for a new bridge.
Several senators have proposed raising the tax.
I propose that we revise the bylaws.
They propose to buy a new house.
How do you propose solving this problem?
The chairman proposed the young executive as a candidate for promotion. See More
Recent Examples on the WebThere are two very different revivals being proposed in this country right now.—Jenna Wortham, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2023 In the fifth season, which is currently airing on Netflix, Aaliyah Cosby quit right before being proposed to in the pods.—Emily Longeretta, Variety, 27 Sep. 2023 But far-right votes have remained elusive, leading McCarthy to propose ever larger and still evolving spending cuts.—Moriah Balingit, Washington Post, 26 Sep. 2023 Facing the prospect of a trial neither side wanted, Los Angeles County and the plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking more homeless services have proposed a settlement that appears to meet the demands of a federal judge who twice rejected earlier agreements.—Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 City of La Mesa officials said that in 1975, a former Downtown Business Association proposed hosting Oktoberfest to the city council, requesting street closures on Allison Avenue from Palm Avenue to Fourth Street so the street could be used for its location.—Lauren J. Mapp, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2023 Among Pai’s first acts as agency chief was to propose a rollback of the earlier net neutrality rules.—Brian Fung, CNN, 26 Sep. 2023 One key section proposes to define most crypto assets as commodities and put them under the jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, expanding the oversight of the federal agency.—Byleo Schwartz, Fortune Crypto, 25 Sep. 2023 In Congress, Senate Republicans introduced legislation to stop future federal mask mandates, even though the Biden administration hasn't shown any signs of proposing a nationwide mandate.—Zachary Schermele, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French purposer, proposer, from Latin proponere (perfect indicative proposui) — more at propound