Definition of propose
- man proposes, but God disposes
- propose a plan for settling the dispute
- proposed to spend the summer in Italy
- propose terms for peace
- propose a topic for debate
- propose them for membership
- propose the happiness of the couple
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.
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: to suggest (something, such as a plan or theory) to a person or group of people to consider
: to plan or intend to do (something)
: to suggest (someone) for a job, position, office, etc.
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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