Definition of suggest
- suggested that he might bring his family
- suggest a stroll
- suggest a solution to a problem
- the explosion … suggested sabotage
- —F. L. Paxson
- a play suggested by a historic incident
We suggested to the committee that they review the case again.
It was suggested that we leave early.
He suggested several different ways of dealing with the problem.
Who would you suggest for the job?
They suggested a restaurant we might want to try.
I suggest caution in a situation like this.
The evidence suggests arson as the cause of the fire.
There is nothing to suggest that the two events are connected.
As the name suggests, a yarn winder is a device used to wind balls of yarn.
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First Known Use: 1526See Words from the same year
: to mention (something) as a possible thing to be done, used, thought about, etc.
: to say that (someone or something) is good or deserves to be chosen
: to show that (something) is likely or true : to indicate (something) usually without showing it in a direct or certain way
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