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Synonyms for proposal
prəˈpoʊ zəlpro·pos·al

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  1. proposalnoun

    tender, proffer, overture

  2. proposalnoun

    That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage.

    overture, proffer, tender

  3. proposalnoun

    The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.

    tender, overture, proffer

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proposal

    An offer or proposal puts something before one for acceptance or rejection, proposal being the more formal word; a proposition sets forth truth (or what is claimed to be truth) in formal statement. The proposition is for consideration, the proposal for action; as, a proposition in geometry, a proposal of marriage; but proposition is often used nearly in the sense of proposal when it concerns a matter for deliberation; as, a proposition for the surrender of a fort. A bid is commercial and often verbal; as, a bid at an auction; proposal is used in nearly the same sense, but is more formal. An overture opens negotiation or conference, and the word is especially used of some movement toward reconciliation; as, overtures of peace.

    bid, offer, overture, proposition

    acceptance, denial, disapproval, refusal, rejection, repulse

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proposal

    offer, overture, tender, suggestion, design, proposition, scheme

    withholding, withdrawal, retention, reticence, dissuasive, warning, prohibition

Princeton's WordNet

  1. proposalnoun

    something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)

    proposal of marriage, marriage offer, proposition, marriage proposal

  2. marriage proposal, proposal of marriage, marriage offer, proposalnoun

    an offer of marriage

    proposal of marriage, marriage offer, proposition, marriage proposal

  3. proposal, propositionnoun

    the act of making a proposal

    "they listened to her proposal"

    proposal of marriage, marriage offer, suggestion, proposition, marriage proposal, proffer

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. proposalnoun

    offer (of something to be done), proffer, tender, overture, PROPOSITION

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  1. Greg Barker:

    We are seeking an extension of the general license to allow us the time to put together the remaining building blocs in order to present a finalised proposal to the U.S. government by mid summer.

  2. Qube Chairman Chris Corrigan:

    You do require the container terminal operators to service rail in an intelligent fashion. They'll do that either at their own volition or they'll be told to do it by government, it's more of a 'steady-as-she-goes' type of proposal from Brookfield.

  3. Gabriel Sakellaridis:

    The aim is for the negotiating team on technical issues to finalize a proposal which will be taken to the euro working group at noon on Monday and then in the afternoon to the Eurogroup to find a solution.

  4. Loic Dessaint:

    Good governance requires that a committee proposal should be approved by the full board, and the fact you have only one member receiving payment is very troubling.

  5. Brian Freimuth:

    This proposal has no chance to pass Congress and receive President Biden's signature, the law in Nevada was settled by voters decades ago and isn't going to change. As a pro-life candidate, Adam made his views clear in a recent Reno Gazette Journal column.

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