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Princeton's WordNet

  1. propoundverb

    put forward, as of an idea


  1. propoundverb

    To put forward; to offer for discussion or debate.

  2. Etymology: From the Middle English proponen, from proponere, from pro- + ponere

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To PROPOUNDverb

    Etymology: propono, Lat.

    The parli’ment, which now is held, decreed
    Whatever pleas’d the king but to propound. Daniel.

    To leave as little as I may unto fancy, which is wild and irregular, I will propound a rule. Henry Wotton.

    Dar’st thou to the son of God propound
    To worship thee. John Milton.

    The greatest stranger must propound the argument. More.

    The arguments, which christianity propounds to us, are reasonable encouragements to bear sufferings patiently. John Tillotson.

    A spirit rais’d from depth of under-ground,
    That shall make answer to such questions,
    As by your grace shall be propounded him. William Shakespeare.


  1. propound

    To propound is to put forward or propose an idea, theory, argument, or point of view for consideration or discussion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propoundverb

    to offer for consideration; to exhibit; to propose; as, to propound a question; to propound an argument

  2. Propoundverb

    to propose or name as a candidate for admission to communion with a church

  3. Etymology: [From earlier propone, L. proponere, propositum, to set forth, propose, propound; pro for, before + ponere to put. See Position, and cf. Provost.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Propound

    prō-pownd′, v.t. to offer for consideration: to exhibit.—n. Propound′er. [Orig. propone—L.,—pro, forth, ponĕre, to place.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of propound in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of propound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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