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suggest

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of suggest

  1. 1 to convey an idea indirectly this letter suggests that there's more going on than she's telling us Synonyms of suggest allude, imply, indicate, infer, insinuate, intimate, hintWords Related to suggest advert, mention, point, refer, signal, signalize, signify; smack (of), smell (of)Near Antonyms of suggest announce, declare, proclaim; elucidate, explain, spell out; delineate, describe

  2. 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 Synonyms of suggest counsel, recommend, adviseWords Related to suggest advocate, back, champion, espouse, favor, support; exhort, urge; advance, offer, propose, submit

  3. 3 to set before the mind for consideration might I suggest, for an appetizer, our jumbo shrimp cocktail? Synonyms of suggest advance, bounce, offer, pose, proffer, propound, propose, voteWords Related to suggest move; nominate, recommend; present, submit, tender, trot out; file, lay, lodge; arrange, calculate, chart, contrive, cover, frame, map, plan, plot, shape

Synonym Discussion of suggest

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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