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, adviseverb

    make a proposal, declare a plan for something

    "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"

  2. hint, suggestverb

    drop a hint; intimate by a hint

  3. suggest, intimateverb

    imply as a possibility

    "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"

  4. indicate, suggestverb

    suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine

    "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"

  5. suggest, evoke, paint a pictureverb

    call to mind

    "this remark evoked sadness"

Wiktionary

  1. suggestverb

    To imply but stop short of saying explicitly.

    Are you suggesting that I killed my wife?

  2. suggestverb

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

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

  3. suggestverb

    To ask for without demanding.

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

  4. suggestverb

    To recommend.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To SUGGESTverb

    Etymology: suggero, suggestum, Lat. suggerer, Fr.

    Are you not asham’d?
    What spirit suggests this imagination? William Shakespeare.

    I could never have suffered greater calamities, by denying to sign that justice my conscience suggested to me. Charles I .

    These Romish casuists speak peace to the consciences of men, by suggesting something to them, which shall satisfy their minds notwithstanding a known, actual, avowed continuance of their sins. Robert South, Sermons.

    Some ideas make themselves way, and are suggested to the mind by all the ways of sensation and reflexion. John Locke.

    Reflect upon the different state of the mind in thinking, which those instances of attention, reverie and dreaming naturally enough suggest. John Locke.

    Search for some thoughts thy own suggesting mind,
    And others dictated by heav’nly pow’r,
    Shall rise spontaneous. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    This the feeling heart
    Wou’d naturally suggest. James Thomson.

    When devils will their blackest sins put on,
    They do suggest at first with heav’nly shows. William Shakespeare.

    Knowing that tender youth is soon suggested,
    I nightly lodge her in an upper tower. William Shakespeare.

    We must suggest the people, in what hatred
    He still hath held them, that to’s pow’r he would
    Have made them mules. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suggestverb

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

  2. Suggestverb

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

  3. Suggestverb

    to seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt

  4. Suggestverb

    to inform secretly

  5. Suggestverb

    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.]

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  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

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  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. Steve Chiavarone:

    Take a deep breath. There is not enough evidence to suggest we are on the immediate verge of recession.

  2. Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham:

    We were able to talk to multiple witnesses and we don't have anything to suggest that there was any type of confrontation between the two, it looks like it was an unprovoked attack.

  3. Søren Skou:

    Right now the situation does not appear to be getting significantly better, i wish I could say that things are getting better, but right now there's nothing in the numbers to suggest so.

  4. Julie Onstot:

    If you have big goals, that's great. But organizing can get overwhelming if you're not prepared. So, start small. I often suggest your dresser or nightstand. What's there that can go away? Probably trash, dishes or books you've finished, try to clear off at least one or two things. Once those smaller spaces feel cleaner, you can move onto bigger spaces that need some love. And you'll feel better about tackling even the smallest space because it's a check off the to-do list.

  5. Barry Ritholtz:

    We don't know if this correction will be modest or significant, a full-blown bear market or worse, lacking sufficient information to make an informed decision, I only suggest you don't make wild unsubstantiated guesses with your portfolios.

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    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
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