propose, suggest, adviseverb
make a proposal, declare a plan for something
"the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"
drop a hint; intimate by a hint
imply as a possibility
"The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"
suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine
"Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"
suggest, evoke, paint a pictureverb
call to mind
"this remark evoked sadness"
To imply but stop short of saying explicitly.
Are you suggesting that I killed my wife?
To make one suppose; cause one to suppose (something).
The name "hamburger" suggests that hamburgers originated from Hamburg.
To ask for without demanding.
I'd like to suggest that we go out to lunch.
The guidebook suggests that we visit the local cathedral, which is apparently beautiful.
to introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be thought of, usually by the agency of other objects
to propose with difference or modesty; to hint; to intimate; as, to suggest a difficulty
to seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt
to inform secretly
to make suggestions; to tempt
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'suggest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1184
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'suggest' in Written Corpus Frequency: #992
Rank popularity for the word 'suggest' in Verbs Frequency: #72
The numerical value of suggest in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of suggest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
There isnothing to suggest that mothering cannot be shared by several people.
Many books today suggest that the mass of women lead lives of noisy desperation.
It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.
Initial reports suggest the fire resulted from a lightning strike, and we will work with local authorities to confirm the cause and to remediate the impacts.
But I also would suggest to you that we would contribute mightily to ISIL's message as a movement were we to confront them directly on the ground in Iraq and Syria.
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- اقترح, يقترحArabic
- συνιστώ, υπαινίσσομαι, προτείνωGreek
- sugerir, insinuarSpanish
- viitata, suositella, esittää, [[antaa]] [[ymmärtää]], vihjailla, ehdottaaFinnish
- suggérer, proposerFrench
- cuir an aireScottish Gaelic
- sugall, javasol, ajánl, sejtet, sugalmazHungarian
- proporre, suggerireItalian
- 提案, 提案する, 勧めるJapanese
- 시사하다, 암시하다, 추측하다, 제안하다Korean
- antyde, foreslåNorwegian
- suggereren, voorstellen, [[doen]] [[vermoeden]]Dutch
- føreslå, foreslå, antydeNorwegian Nynorsk
- sugerować, proponowaćPolish
- sugerir, proporPortuguese
- предлагать, предложить, советовать, намекнуть, посоветовать, намекатьRussian
- antyda, föreslåSwedish
- کا مشورہUrdu
- đề nghịVietnamese
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