What does suggestion mean?

Definitions for suggestionsəgˈdʒɛs tʃən, sə-

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


  1. suggestion(Noun)

    Something suggested.

  2. suggestion(Noun)

    The act of suggesting.

    Suggestion often works better than explicit demand.

  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.

  4. Origin: 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


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Abdul Waheed:

    The power of suggestion is strong.

  2. Nicolas Boileau:

    Sometimes a fool makes a good suggestion.

  3. W. Clement Stone:

    Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.

  4. Amorn Wanichwiwatana:

    But we have to listen to every suggestion, nEGLECTED RELIGION.

  5. John Cornyn:

    I actually made that suggestion to him when I talked to him last.

Images & Illustrations of suggestion

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