propound

verb pro·pound \ prə-ˈpau̇nd \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of propound

propounded; propounding; propounds
: to offer for discussion or consideration

propounder

noun

Examples of propound in a Sentence

  1. Her new book expands upon the theory propounded in her first book.

  2. let us propound the question whether mercy killing should ever be an option

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Origin and Etymology of propound

alteration of earlier propone, from Middle English (Scots) proponen, from Latin proponere to display, propound, from pro- before + ponere to put, place — more at pro-, position

propound Synonyms

Phrases

put forth, put forward;


PROPOUND Defined for English Language Learners

propound

Definition of propound for English Language Learners

  • : to suggest (an idea, theory, etc.) to a person or group of people to consider



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