Definitions for suggest
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word suggest.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
Suggestion is the psychological process by which a person guides their own or another person's desired thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by presenting stimuli that may elicit them as reflexes instead of relying on conscious effort. Nineteenth-century writers on psychology such as William James used the words "suggest" and "suggestion" in the context of a particular idea which was said to suggest another when it brought that other idea to mind. Early scientific studies of hypnosis by Clark Leonard Hull and others extended the meaning of these words in a special and technical sense (Hull, 1933). The original neuropsychological theory of hypnotic suggestion was based upon the ideomotor reflex response that William B. Carpenter declared, in 1852, was the principle through which James Braid's hypnotic phenomena were produced.
Suggest means to put forward for consideration or to propose an idea, plan, or thought. It can also imply that there is a hint or indication of a certain outcome, situation, or fact.
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'suggest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1184
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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
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
To dismiss the magnitude of this progress, to suggest, as some sometimes do, that little has changed -- that dishonors the courage and the sacrifice of those who paid the price to march in those years, but we would dishonor those heroes as well to suggest that the work of this nation is somehow complete. The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it doesn't bend on its own.
There is increasing data to suggest that schools can safely reopen and that safe reopening does not suggest that teachers need to be vaccinated in order to reopen safely, vaccination of teachers is not a prerequisite for the safe reopening of schools.
(The CIA) had ongoing information to suggest that (terrorists) were trying to smuggle nuclear weapons into the U.S., there was all this anthrax stuff going on, there was credible evidence to suggest that there was another wave of attacks coming and we couldn't have it happen.
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- يقترح, اقترحArabic
- υπαινίσσομαι, συνιστώ, προτείνωGreek
- insinuar, sugerirSpanish
- esittää, [[antaa]] [[ymmärtää]], vihjailla, suositella, ehdottaa, viitataFinnish
- suggérer, proposerFrench
- cuir an aireScottish Gaelic
- ajánl, sejtet, sugalmaz, javasol, sugallHungarian
- proporre, suggerireItalian
- 勧める, 提案, 提案するJapanese
- 시사하다, 추측하다, 제안하다, 암시하다Korean
- antyde, foreslåNorwegian
- voorstellen, suggereren, [[doen]] [[vermoeden]]Dutch
- foreslå, føreslå, antydeNorwegian Nynorsk
- proponować, sugerowaćPolish
- propor, sugerirPortuguese
- предлагать, советовать, посоветовать, предложить, намекать, намекнутьRussian
- antyda, föreslåSwedish
- کا مشورہUrdu
- đề nghịVietnamese
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