What does suggestion mean?

Definitions for suggestion
səgˈdʒɛs tʃən, sə-sug·ges·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suggestionnoun

    an idea that is suggested

    "the picnic was her suggestion"

  2. suggestion, proposition, proffernoun

    a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

    "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

  3. trace, hint, suggestionnoun

    a just detectable amount

    "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"

  4. suggestion, promptingnoun

    persuasion formulated as a suggestion

  5. suggestionnoun

    the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association

  6. hypnotism, mesmerism, suggestionnoun

    the act of inducing hypnosis

Wiktionary

  1. suggestionnoun

    Something suggested.

    Etymology: From suggestioun, suggestion (modern French suggestion), from suggestio, from suggero.

  2. suggestionnoun

    The act of suggesting.

    Suggestion often works better than explicit demand.

    Etymology: From suggestioun, suggestion (modern French suggestion), from suggestio, from suggero.

  3. suggestionnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suggestionnoun

    the act of suggesting; presentation of an idea

  2. Suggestionnoun

    that which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation

  3. Suggestionnoun

    charge; complaint; accusation

  4. Suggestionnoun

    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

  5. Suggestionnoun

    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

Freebase

  1. Suggestion

    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

  1. Suggestion

    The uncritical acceptance of an idea or plan of action.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suggestion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3365

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suggestion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2069

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suggestion' in Nouns Frequency: #893

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suggestion in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suggestion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of suggestion in a Sentence

  1. Later Froome:

    I lost my balance a little bit and swerved to the right. Aru happened to be on my right and he had to swerve as well. Any suggestion that it was on purpose is just crazy.

  2. Deutsche Bank:

    At no time was an investigator prevented from escalating activity identified as potentially suspicious, furthermore, the suggestion that anyone was reassigned or fired in an effort to quash concerns relating to any client is categorically false.

  3. Niccolò Machiavelli:

    No one should be astonished if in the following discussion of completely new princedoms and of the prince and of government, I bring up the noblest examples. Because, since men almost always walk in the paths beaten by others and carry on their affairs by imitatingeven though it is not possible to keep wholly in the paths of others or to attain the ability of those you imitatea prudent man will always choose to take paths beaten by great men and to imitate those who have been especially admirable, in order that if his ability does not reach theirs, at least it may offer some suggestion of it; and he will act like prudent archers, who, seeing that the mark they plan to hit is too far away and knowing what space can be covered by the power of their bows, take an aim much higher than their mark, not in order to reach with their arrows so great a height, but to be able, with the aid of so high an aim, to attain their purpose.

  4. Buckingham Palace:

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The court papers also include a photograph that has been in circulation since 2015 showing Andrew with his arm around Giuffres bare waist in London in 2001. Giuffre said she was 17 at the time the photo was taken. Photo from 2001 that was included in court files released last week shows Prince Andrew with his arm around the waist of 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre who says Jeffrey Epstein paid her to have sex with the prince. Andrew has denied the charges. In the background is Epstein's girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. (U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals) Buckingham Palace has previously denied allegationsthe prince had sex with Giuffre, and told The Sun that Andrew was not a party to the U.S. proceedings in which his name had appeared and denied any illegality had occurred. Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.

  5. Steven Menashi:

    In retrospect, the criticism of the Human Rights Campaign was unfair, the murder of Matthew Shepard was a horrifying crime, and it is appropriate for the Human Rights Campaign to call special attention to a crime motivated by hatred. I regret the suggestion that it was improper.

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