Definitions for suggestion
səgˈdʒɛs tʃən, sə-sug·ges·tion
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word suggestion.
an idea that is suggested
"the picnic was her suggestion"
suggestion, proposition, proffernoun
a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
"it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
trace, hint, suggestionnoun
a just detectable amount
"he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
persuasion formulated as a suggestion
the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association
hypnotism, mesmerism, suggestionnoun
the act of inducing hypnosis
The act of suggesting.
Suggestion often works better than explicit demand.
Something implied, which the mind is liable to take as fact.
He's somehow picked up the suggestion that I like peanuts.
Etymology: From suggestioun, suggestion (modern French suggestion), from suggestio, from suggero.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Private hint; intimation; insinuation; secret notification.
Etymology: [ suggestion, Fr. from suggest.
It allayeth all base and earthly cogitations, banisheth and driveth away those evil secret suggestions which our invisible enemy is always apt to minister. Richard Hooker.
I met lord Bigot and lord Salisbury,
And other more going to seek the grave
Of Arthur, who, they say, is kill’d to night
On your suggestion. William Shakespeare, King John.
He was a man
Of an unbounded stomach, ever ranking
Himself with princes: one that by suggestion
Tied all the kingdom. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
The native and untaught suggestions of inquisitive children. John Locke.
Another way is letting the mind, upon the suggestion of any new notion, run after similies. John Locke.
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.
A suggestion is a proposal or idea put forward for consideration or action by others. It is often a recommendation or advice offered with the aim to help or guide someone to make decisions or choices. It can also refer to the act of putting forward such an idea or hinting at something.
the act of suggesting; presentation of an idea
that which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation
charge; complaint; accusation
information without oath; an entry of a material fact or circumstance on the record for the information of the court, at the death or insolvency of a party
the act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; -- a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown
Suggestion is the psychological process by which one person guides the thoughts, feelings, or behaviour of another. Nineteenth century writers on psychology such as William James used the words "suggest" and "suggestion" in senses close to those they have in common speech—one idea 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. The original neuro-psychological theory of hypnotic suggestion was based upon the ideo-motor reflex response of William B. Carpenter and James Braid.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The uncritical acceptance of an idea or plan of action.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'suggestion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3365
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'suggestion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2069
Rank popularity for the word 'suggestion' in Nouns Frequency: #893
The numerical value of suggestion in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of suggestion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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The Charlotte mayoral contest will be decided based on who can best promote public safety, provide economic development and improve critical infrastructure needs. This contest will not be decided based on the skin color of the candidates, any suggestion that a candidate is more or less qualified for political office based on their skin color alone, offensive to North Carolina Republicans and we condemn it. This type of suggestion has no place in our public discourse.
Harriet Tubman was the antithesis of slavery, i thought that suggestion was a good suggestion.
The suggestion that the men and women of the CIA who put their lives on the line after 9/11 lied to the Senate, lied to the President and used bogus intelligence for some nefarious reason that's unknown, people gave their lives to protect the American people. And the last thing the Democrats want to do as they leave office is to smear their memory. It's despicable.
The best advice one can offer to both press and public is the suggestion Ronald Reagan himself gave to students in Chicago ... Don't let me get away with it. Check me out. Don't be the sucker generation.
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Translations for suggestion
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- مقترح, اقتراحArabic
- suggestió, suggerimentCatalan, Valencian
- Vorschlag, SuggestionGerman
- propuesta, sugestiónSpanish
- ehdottaminen, mielikuva, ehdotus, käsitysFinnish
- प्रस्ताव, सुझावHindi
- suggerimento, suggestioneItalian
- ការឲ្យយោបល់, យោបល់Khmer
- 提案, 제안Korean
- propunere, sugestionare, sugestieRomanian
- предлог, predlogSerbo-Croatian
- teklif, öneriTurkish
- gợi ýVietnamese
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