propose, suggest, advise(verb)
make a proposal, declare a plan for something
"the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"
present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
"He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She proposed a new theory of relativity"
aim, purpose, purport, propose(verb)
propose or intend
"I aim to arrive at noon"
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"
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"
An objective or aim.
To suggest a plan or course of action.
To ask for a person's hand in marriage.
He proposed to her last night and she accepted him.
He proposes to set up his own business.
Origin: From proposer (verb), propos (noun), proposer (verb), propos (noun), from pro- + poser.
to set forth
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
to set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend
to speak; to converse
to form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God disposes
to offer one's self in marriage
Origin: [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for, forward) + poser to place. See Pose, v.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'propose' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2544
Rank popularity for the word 'propose' in Verbs Frequency: #287
The numerical value of propose in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of propose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of propose in a Sentence
I propose to be the defense lawyer of the Italian people.
We certainly don't want to re-propose solutions from the past.
That was dumb and dangerous and there are far more creative ways to propose.
This government will not propose a referendum on leaving the European Union.
If the Americans were to propose a military intervention I would probably accept it.
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Translations for propose
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- proposarCatalan, Valencian
- 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
- 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
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