What does suggestion mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word suggestion.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suggestion(noun)

    an idea that is suggested

    "the picnic was her suggestion"

  2. suggestion, proposition, proffer(noun)

    a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

    "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

  3. trace, hint, suggestion(noun)

    a just detectable amount

    "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"

  4. suggestion, prompting(noun)

    persuasion formulated as a suggestion

  5. suggestion(noun)

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

  6. hypnotism, mesmerism, suggestion(noun)

    the act of inducing hypnosis

Wiktionary

  1. suggestion(Noun)

    Something suggested.

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

  2. suggestion(Noun)

    The act of suggesting.

    Suggestion often works better than explicit demand.

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

  3. suggestion(Noun)

    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. Suggestion(noun)

    the act of suggesting; presentation of an idea

  2. Suggestion(noun)

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

  3. Suggestion(noun)

    charge; complaint; accusation

  4. Suggestion(noun)

    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. Suggestion(noun)

    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

How to pronounce suggestion?

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How to say suggestion in sign language?

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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. Sunny Hostin:

    Although the FBI does have some statistics, most people know that those statistics can't even be counted upon, because they are self-reported, so my suggestion has been all along that we need mandatory reporting from our law enforcement agencies around the country and I think that the number of officer shootings involving young black males is actually much higher than is even self-reported. That's something that needs to be part of the conversation.

  2. Jonas Baer-Hoffmann:

    We are very conscious that this is a reflection of a problem in broader society than and there is no suggestion that it is more severe for our members, footballers are more similar to average society than most people think, and that is simply because of the misconceptions about how players live.

  3. Kica Matos:

    Have we really stooped this low? This suggestion is absurd,illogical and cruel – not to mention a waste of resources.

  4. Lamar Alexander:

    My suggestion to The President all along and for the other political leaders is let the experts do the talking about medicine. People trust them.

  5. Dale Fisher:

    There's no suggestion we are going to run out of anything, i would just stay level-headed.

Images & Illustrations of suggestion

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