Definitions for proposal
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word proposal.
something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
marriage proposal, proposal of marriage, marriage offer, proposalnoun
an offer of marriage
the act of making a proposal
"they listened to her proposal"
That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage.
The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from propose.
If our proposals once again were heard,
We should compel them to a quick result. John Milton.
The work, you mention, will sufficiently recommend itself, when your name appears with the proposals. Joseph Addison, to Po.
Upon the proposal of an agreeable object, a man’s choice will rather incline him to accept than refuse it. South.
This truth is not likely to be entertained readily upon the first proposal. Francis Atterbury.
A proposal is a formal suggestion or plan put forward for consideration or discussion by others. It could be a written document presented in a business, academic, or scientific context to outline a project's goals, methods, timeline, and potential benefits. Proposals can also refer to suggestions for a potential romantic relationship or marriage.
that which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage
the offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract
A business proposal is a written offer from a seller to a prospective buyer. Business proposals are often a key step in the complex sales process—i.e., whenever a buyer considers more than price in a purchase. A proposal puts the buyer's requirements in a context that favors the sellers products and services, and educates the buyer about the capabilities of the seller in satisfying their needs. A successful proposal results in a sale, where both parties get what they want, a win-win situation. The professional organization devoted to the advancement of the art and science of proposal development is The Association of Proposal Management Professionals.
The wedding proposal is from a person to another or many choose to discuss and agree their proposal together.
Submitted by MaryC on May 3, 2020
To propose a solution, creation, plan or action.
The proposal of marriage was beautiful for them both.
Submitted by MaryC on January 18, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'proposal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2532
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'proposal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1934
Rank popularity for the word 'proposal' in Nouns Frequency: #397
The numerical value of proposal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of proposal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
We need an equitable negotiation with EDF about the valuation of Areva's reactor unit. EDF has made a proposal, this proposal must be reviewed.
Democrats have put out a proposal. The President is putting out a proposal. We're going to put out a proposal from the Senate, those will all be combined. And we will try to get good legislation done.
The proposal represents a more balanced approach than previous ones that mostly consisted of revenue measures, this proposal addresses the persistent increase in expenditures over the years.
If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished. (Proposal to reform welfare programs)
The distance between the present system and our proposal is like comparing the distance between a Model T and the space shuttle. And I should know I've seen both.
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Translations for proposal
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- اقتراح, مُقْتَرَحArabic
- προσφορά, πρόταση, εισήγησηGreek
- kosinta, ehdotus, esitysFinnish
- 提案, 企画書, プロポーズ, 求婚, 提案書Japanese
- پێشنیار, پێشنیازKurdish
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