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
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Joe Hockey:

    We need to make decisions now and we don't have time to go through a speculation process. We do not have time for people to suggest that they can build something that hasn't been built, no, we don't have time for that because Labor failed to make decisions.

  2. Ron Johnson:

    In some cases, we are already working with the agencies and individuals identified to obtain the information we need to do our work, and inclusion on the list should in no way be interpreted to suggest they have been noncompliant, i am asking for this authority to ensure the committee has the ability to quickly and efficiently seek compulsory process should it become necessary.

  3. Kirill Dmitriev:

    Sputnik was the first in the world to suggest that the two shots should be different to give a stronger and longer immune response, more mutation-proof, so what others are starting to do with this kind of trial is to follow our steps.

  4. Eugene Cho:

    This does not mean that we're suggesting that the country should not be careful, should not be vigilant, but to suggest that we should close all doors to all Muslims certainly fuels the sense of Islamophobia that's going on right now.

  5. Caleb Burns:

    If the facts suggest that there was a linkage between what Secretary Clinton did in her official capacity and the money that was coming into the Clinton Foundation.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. abandon
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