What are some alternative words for proposal?

Synonyms for proposal
prəˈpoʊ zəl

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term proposal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. proposal(noun)

    something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)

    proposal of marriage, marriage offer, proposition, marriage proposal

  2. marriage proposal, proposal of marriage, marriage offer, proposal(noun)

    an offer of marriage

    proposal of marriage, marriage offer, proposition, marriage proposal

  3. proposal, proposition(noun)

    the act of making a proposal

    "they listened to her proposal"

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


  1. proposal(noun)

    tender, proffer, overture

  2. proposal(noun)

    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. proposal(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. proposal(n.)

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

How to pronounce proposal?

US English

How to say proposal in sign language?

  1. proposal

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use proposal in a sentence?

  1. Barbara Roper:

    The proposal is a modest improvement over the status quo, but not the clear and unambiguous best interest standard investors need and deserve.

  2. Jacques Schillaci:

    It's going to capture trades that wouldn't be captured by the current regulation and that's the bogeyman people would want to avoid in this proposal.

  3. North African:

    A majority of deputies voted to reject the proposal.

  4. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis:

    My proposal was that Greece should simply announce that it is defaulting ... and stick the finger to Germany and say 'you can now solve this problem by yourself'.

  5. Hernan Esteves:

    The problem is that you have a debt restructuring proposal launched by one government, but that will have to be executed by the next government, that makes it very difficult to manage an orderly restructuring.

Translations for proposal

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for proposal »


Find a translation for the proposal synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of proposal

  1. proposal

Discuss these proposal synonyms with the community:



    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


    "proposal." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 7 Mar. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/proposal>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for proposal?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    A word similar to "limited"?
    • A. unqualified
    • B. immoderate
    • C. circumscribed
    • D. general

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for proposal:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.