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.

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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    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

  3. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce suggest?

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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. H. R. Schaffer:

    There isnothing to suggest that mothering cannot be shared by several people.

  2. Peter S. Prescott:

    Many books today suggest that the mass of women lead lives of noisy desperation.

  3. Malcolm Forbes:

    It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.

  4. Jim Beam:

    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.

  5. Martin Dempsey:

    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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