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

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. Henri Frdric Amiel:

    To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.

  3. Nic Brown:

    It would be dangerous to suggest we have seen a bottom.

  4. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    Commodity prices so weak suggest dwindling global growth.

  5. Capital Economics:

    Our forecasts suggest that most prices will fall from here.

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