What does propose mean?

Definitions for propose
prəˈpoʊzpro·pose

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word propose.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. propose, suggest, advise(verb)

    make a proposal, declare a plan for something

    "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"

  2. project, propose(verb)

    present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.

    "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She proposed a new theory of relativity"

  3. aim, purpose, purport, propose(verb)

    propose or intend

    "I aim to arrive at noon"

  4. nominate, propose(verb)

    put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position

    "The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"

  5. propose, declare oneself, offer, pop the question(verb)

    ask (someone) to marry you

    "he popped the question on Sunday night"; "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"; "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"

Wiktionary

  1. propose(Noun)

    An objective or aim.

    Etymology: From proposer (verb), propos (noun), proposer (verb), propos (noun), from pro- + poser.

  2. propose(Verb)

    To suggest a plan or course of action.

    Etymology: From proposer (verb), propos (noun), proposer (verb), propos (noun), from pro- + poser.

  3. propose(Verb)

    To ask for a person's hand in marriage.

    He proposed to her last night and she accepted him.

    Etymology: From proposer (verb), propos (noun), proposer (verb), propos (noun), from pro- + poser.

  4. propose(Verb)

    To intend.

    He proposes to set up his own business.

    Etymology: From proposer (verb), propos (noun), proposer (verb), propos (noun), from pro- + poser.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propose

    to set forth

    Etymology: [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for, forward) + poser to place. See Pose, v.]

  2. Propose

    to offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, or adoption; as, to propose terms of peace; to propose a question for discussion; to propose an alliance; to propose a person for office

    Etymology: [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for, forward) + poser to place. See Pose, v.]

  3. Propose

    to set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend

    Etymology: [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for, forward) + poser to place. See Pose, v.]

  4. Propose(verb)

    to speak; to converse

    Etymology: [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for, forward) + poser to place. See Pose, v.]

  5. Propose(verb)

    to form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God disposes

    Etymology: [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for, forward) + poser to place. See Pose, v.]

  6. Propose(verb)

    to offer one's self in marriage

    Etymology: [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for, forward) + poser to place. See Pose, v.]

  7. Propose(noun)

    talk; discourse

    Etymology: [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for, forward) + poser to place. See Pose, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Propose

    prō-pōz′, v.t. to put forward or offer for consideration, &c.: to purpose or intend: (obs.) to place out, state, utter, discourse: (Shak.) to face, confront.—v.i. to form an intention or design: to offer, especially marriage: (Shak.) to converse—n. (obs.) talk, discourse.—n. Propō′sal, anything proposed: terms or conditions proposed.—n. Propō′ser. [Fr.,—pfx. pro-, poser, to place.]

Editors Contribution

  1. propose

    An appropriate, just, practical, rational and logical plan of action.

    They did propose a just and fair solution for everyone.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  
  2. propose

    To ask to marry.

    They did propose to each other through gentle discussion.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  
  3. propose

    To create an intention with a person.

    They did propose marriage to each other and both accepted each other for a life long commitment.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  
  4. propose

    To intend.

    They did propose their colleague for election.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'propose' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2544

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'propose' in Verbs Frequency: #287

Anagrams for propose »

  1. opposer, poopers

  2. Poopers

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of propose in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of propose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of propose in a Sentence

  1. Bozo Petrov:

    For some reforms we need to change the constitution, that is why we want both HDZ and SDP to overcome differences and participate. We will continue with the talks. We will also propose our candidate for prime minister.

  2. Derek Wilding:

    If Google can demonstrate that it can reach agremeent with some publishers then its aim is to show that that commercial arrangements can be made in the absence of some kind of legislative intervention, the question is whether those arrangements are suitable for all publishers. The kind of arrangements that Google can propose will suit some publishers, but not others.

  3. Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz:

    We will propose to them that large planes that can't land there (King Hussein) will land here. I have no problem with people going to Aqaba from there (Ramon). They can cross at Arava crossing.

  4. European Commission:

    If the protection of air passengers against safety risks so requires, the Commission could then propose to include one or more air carriers from Thailand in the Air Safety List.

  5. Kathy Lueders:

    As long as it's meeting our overall strategy, we allow the flexibility for each of the providers to propose what [ testing ] makes sense for their systems.

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Translations for propose

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  • اقترحArabic
  • proposarCatalan, Valencian
  • navrhnoutCzech
  • fri, foreslåDanish
  • vorschlagen, einen Heiratsantrag machenGerman
  • προτείνω, κάνω πρόταση γάμου, προτίθεμαιGreek
  • proponer, pedir la manoSpanish
  • خواستن, خواستگاری, پیشنهاد کردنPersian
  • esittää, aikoa, ehdotella, kosia, ehdottaaFinnish
  • proposer, demander en mariageFrench
  • javasolHungarian
  • proponerInterlingua
  • mengusulkanIndonesian
  • proporre il matrimonio, proporreItalian
  • 申し込む, 求婚, 結婚を申し込む, プロポーズJapanese
  • 구애하다, 의도하다, 제안하다Korean
  • پێشنیازکردن, داوای ده‌س کردنKurdish
  • taka mahara, whakatū, taka whakaaro, mārohirohi, marohi, uakiMāori
  • ten huwelijk vragen, voorstellenDutch
  • foreslå, friNorwegian
  • oświadczyć się, zaproponować, zamierzać, proponować, oświadczać sięPolish
  • pedir a mão, propor, pretenderPortuguese
  • propune, a cere în căsătorie, sugestiona, pețiRomanian
  • сделать предложение, предлагать, предложить, просить руки, делать предложение, попросить рукиRussian
  • föreslå, friaSwedish
  • запропонуватиUkrainian
  • cầu hônVietnamese

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