What does suggest mean?

Definitions for suggest
səgˈdʒɛst, sə-sug·gest

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

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. hint, suggest(verb)

    drop a hint; intimate by a hint

  3. suggest, intimate(verb)

    imply as a possibility

    "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"

  4. indicate, suggest(verb)

    suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine

    "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"

  5. suggest, evoke, paint a picture(verb)

    call to mind

    "this remark evoked sadness"

Wiktionary

  1. suggest(Verb)

    To imply but stop short of saying explicitly.

    Are you suggesting that I killed my wife?

  2. suggest(Verb)

    To make one suppose; cause one to suppose (something).

    The name "hamburger" suggests that hamburgers originated from Hamburg.

  3. suggest(Verb)

    To ask for without demanding.

    I'd like to suggest that we go out to lunch.

  4. suggest(Verb)

    To recommend.

    The guidebook suggests that we visit the local cathedral, which is apparently beautiful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suggest(verb)

    to introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be thought of, usually by the agency of other objects

  2. Suggest(verb)

    to propose with difference or modesty; to hint; to intimate; as, to suggest a difficulty

  3. Suggest(verb)

    to seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt

  4. Suggest(verb)

    to inform secretly

  5. Suggest(verb)

    to make suggestions; to tempt

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suggest

    suj-jest′, v.t. to introduce indirectly to the thoughts: to hint.—v.i. to make suggestions.—ns. Sugges′ter; Suggestibil′ity, capability of being suggested.—adj. Sugges′tible.—n. Sugges′tion, act of suggesting: hint: proposal: incitement, temptation: (law) information without oath, not being pleadable: the act of exercising control over a hypnotised subject by communicating some belief or impulse by means of words or gestures, also the idea so suggested; Sugges′tionism, the theory that hypnotic effects are entirely due to the action of suggestion upon weak persons; Sugges′tionist, one who holds this view.—adj. Sugges′tive, containing a hint: fitted to suggest: pertaining to hypnotic suggestion.—adv. Sugges′tively.—ns. Sugges′tiveness, state of being suggestive; Sugges′tor; Sugges′tress; Sugges′tum, a raised platform. [L. sub, under, gerĕre, gestum, to carry.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suggest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1184

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suggest' in Written Corpus Frequency: #992

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suggest' in Verbs Frequency: #72

How to pronounce suggest?

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How to say suggest in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suggest in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suggest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of suggest in a Sentence

  1. Hassan Rouhani:

    It really is an unfounded and unfair thing to suggest that one day all oil-producing countries will be able to export oil, while Iran won't be able to do so.

  2. Michael Hewson:

    An extremely positive number could cause some ripples, particularly given the timing of a Fed rate hike, as it would suggest that any slack in the US labour market could disappear faster than anticipated.

  3. Mark Meadows:

    We're still a long ways apart, and I don't want to suggest that a deal is imminent because it is not, but like with any deal, as Mark Meadows make progress, I think it's important to recognize that Mark Meadows're making progress and not set an unrealistic expectation that we are just a few items away. Because there are still substantial differences, but we did make good progress.

  4. Prince Williams/Wireimage -RRB- Wilde:

    Contrary to a swath of recent headlines, I do not believe that Kathy Bates traded sex for tips, nothing in my research suggested Kathy Bates did so, and it was never my intention to suggest Kathy Bates had. That would be an appalling and misogynistic dismissal of the difficult work Kathy Bates did.

  5. Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy:

    Everything at this point does suggest that it is an apparent suicide.

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