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

How to pronounce propose?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say propose in sign language?

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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. Matt Hancock:

    We have to propose a deal that will get through this parliament, we have to be brutally honest about the trade-offs.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    He who goes down on own knees before a woman to either please or propose his love to her, hardly sees as how many people tease him only through their support to this picture on his social media post.

  3. Allan Chau:

    If they're going to propose 25 percent tax on those things, we have a lot of counter-measures we've got to do to keep ourselves alive.

  4. Hafiz:

    Speak but little, and that little only when thy own purposes require it. Heaven has given thee two ears but only one tongue, which means: listen to two things, but be not the first to propose one.

  5. President Obama on Wednesday:

    The authorization I propose would provide the flexibility to conduct ground combat operations in other more limited circumstances, such as rescue operations involving U.S. or coalition personnel or the use of special operations forces to take military action against ISIL leadership, it would also authorize the use of U.S. forces in situations where ground combat operations are not expected or intended, such as intelligence collection and sharing, missions to enable kinetic strikes or the provision of operational planning and other forms of advice and assistance to partner forces.

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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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