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suggest

verb

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1 to convey an idea indirectly
  • this letter suggests that there's more going on than she's telling us

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2 to put (something) forward as one's choice for a wise or proper course of action
  • I suggested that they talk to a therapist about their marital problems

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3 to set before the mind for consideration
  • might I suggest, for an appetizer, our jumbo shrimp cocktail?

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suggest, imply, hint, intimate, insinuate mean to convey an idea indirectly. suggest may stress putting into the mind by association of ideas, awakening of a desire, or initiating a train of thought. a film title that suggests its subject matter imply is close to suggest but may indicate a more definite or logical relation of the unexpressed idea to the expressed. measures implying that bankruptcy was imminent hint implies the use of slight or remote suggestion with a minimum of overt statement. hinted that she might get the job intimate stresses delicacy of suggestion without connoting any lack of candor. intimates that there is more to the situation than meets the eye insinuate applies to the conveying of a usually unpleasant idea in a sly underhanded manner. insinuated that there were shady dealings

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The first known use of suggest was in 1526

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“Suggest.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/suggest. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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