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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. George Burgess:

    Having a series of injuries so close to each other in time and space makes this unusual, two in one day very close to each other suggests that there's a focused problem. It might suggest a single shark has been involved.

  2. John Hoff:

    These readings suggest no significant change in the continuing low level of layoff activity.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    General Napoleon says that ‘Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.’ Well, I suggest doing the opposite: Interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Don’t be opportunist; don’t benefit from the weakness of your enemy! Be just even to your enemy! Try to find a way to defeat him without harming him; prove to be as intelligent as to find such a way! Only then, your victory will be meaningful and honourable!

  4. Harry Reid:

    They can call it whatever they want. Romney didn't win did he? i called him into my office and told him he should take a look at it. He was stunned because I was first to suggest it to him.

  5. Janet Yellen:

    During the early days of the pandemic African-Americans were the first to lose their small businesses. They were the first to lose their jobs, and we’ve seen early data that suggest Black workers will be the last rehired when the economy opens back up.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. appellative
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. eminent
    • D. aculeate

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