What does suggest mean?

Definitions for suggest
səgˈdʒɛst, sə-sug·gest

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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?

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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. John K. Hutchens:

    I do not mean to suggest that our handsome, newly enlarged library is to be a headquarters of busy bookworms, old and young, routinely absorbing knowledge by the hour while birds sing outside and the Mets fight it out for last place in the National League. On the contrary, a good library is a joyful place where the imagination roams free, and life is actively enriched.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    People could not be made to awake to their senses through generations by any history or holy book as repeatedly happening cases of scams & scandals suggest, so how can a person make them look to the facts or their wrongful acts through quotes or even one-line proverb.

  3. Ben Brafman:

    I hope to find 12 people in Manhattan who may have heard a lot of the allegations against Mr. Havey Weinstein but will give the court their sworn assurances that they will decide this case based on the evidence that comes into the courtroom and not on what they made have read, or what they may have heard, i think part of what we're trying to suggest in these motions to dismiss is that contrary to what people may have read and may have heard, there is another side here.

  4. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    Of course I didn't intend to suggest anything other than political and public opinion consequences for the Supreme Court, and it is a gross distortion to imply otherwise. I'm from Brooklyn. We speak in strong language. I shouldn't have used the words I did, but in no way was I making a threat. I never, never would do such a thing. And Leader( Mitch) McConnell knows that. And Republicans who are busy manufacturing outrage over these comments know that, too.

  5. Peggy Davis:

    By no means do I want to suggest that Puerto Rico is the center of everything Trump-related, but it certainly is a platform which exemplifies all of the worst traits of The President, why The President is racist.

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