an idea that is suggested
"the picnic was her suggestion"
suggestion, proposition, proffer(noun)
a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
"it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
trace, hint, suggestion(noun)
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, suggestion(noun)
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.
Origin: From suggestioun, suggestion (modern French suggestion), from suggestio, from suggero.
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.
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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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The power of suggestion is strong.
Sometimes a fool makes a good suggestion.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
But we have to listen to every suggestion, nEGLECTED RELIGION.
I actually made that suggestion to him when I talked to him last.
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Translations for suggestion
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- اقتراح, مقترحArabic
- suggeriment, suggestióCatalan, Valencian
- Vorschlag, SuggestionGerman
- sugestión, propuestaSpanish
- ehdottaminen, käsitys, ehdotus, mielikuvaFinnish
- प्रस्ताव, सुझावHindi
- suggerimento, suggestioneItalian
- ការឲ្យយោបល់, យោបល់Khmer
- 제안, 提案Korean
- propunere, sugestionare, sugestieRomanian
- predlog, предлогSerbo-Croatian
- öneri, teklifTurkish
- gợi ýVietnamese
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