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Synonyms for propose
prəˈpoʊzpro·pose

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. propose

    In its most frequent use, propose differs from purpose in that what we purpose lies in our own mind, as a decisive act of will, a determination; what we propose is offered or stated to others. In this use of the word, what we propose is open to deliberation, as what we purpose is not. In another use of the word, one proposes something to or by himself which may or may not be stated to others. In this latter sense propose is nearly identical with purpose, and the two words have often been used interchangeably. But in the majority of cases what we purpose is more general, what we propose more formal and definite; I purpose to do right; I propose to do this specific thing because it is right. In the historic sentence, "I propose to move immediately on your works," purpose would not have the same sharp directness.

    Synonyms:
    purpose

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. propose

    Synonyms:
    offer, tender, proffer, bring forward, purpose, intend, mean, propound, move, design

Princeton's WordNet

  1. propose, suggest, adviseverb

    make a proposal, declare a plan for something

    "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"

    Synonyms:
    suggest, aim, send word, apprise, indicate, pop the question, intimate, counsel, advise, rede, purport, declare oneself, paint a picture, project, hint, offer, evoke, apprize, notify, give notice, nominate, purpose

  2. project, proposeverb

    present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.

    "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She proposed a new theory of relativity"

    Synonyms:
    suggest, aim, throw, see, protrude, design, pop the question, visualize, figure, jut, advise, cast, purport, declare oneself, plan, image, externalise, fancy, project, visualise, stick out, contrive, offer, send off, envision, jut out, externalize, nominate, purpose, picture

  3. aim, purpose, purport, proposeverb

    propose or intend

    "I aim to arrive at noon"

    Synonyms:
    suggest, aim, shoot for, place, pop the question, draw a bead on, aspire, drive, advise, purport, declare oneself, take aim, project, resolve, direct, train, get, take, target, calculate, nominate, point, purpose, offer

  4. nominate, proposeverb

    put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position

    "The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"

    Synonyms:
    suggest, aim, put up, pop the question, appoint, name, purport, declare oneself, purpose, put forward, project, advise, offer, nominate, make, constitute

  5. propose, declare oneself, offer, pop the questionverb

    ask (someone) to marry you

    "he popped the question on Sunday night"; "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"; "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"

    Synonyms:
    suggest, aim, put up, pop the question, bid, purport, declare oneself, purpose, project, offer up, advise, tender, extend, proffer, provide, nominate, volunteer, offer

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Editors Contribution

  1. make overtures

    Submitted by anonymous on December 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. proposeverb

    Synonyms:
    offer (for consideration), proffer, tender, propound, enounce, present, suggest, recommend, move, hold out

  2. proposeverb

    Synonyms:
    [Recent.] intend, design, mean, purpose, have the intention, propose to one's self

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How to use propose in a sentence?

  1. Richard Burr:

    We may have different opinions, but whatever we propose, whatever we assess, we're going to have the facts to show for that.

  2. The FCC:

    It's outrageous that a company would claim millions of taxpayer dollars for doing nothing, this shows a careless disregard for program rules and American taxpayers. I have asked our Enforcement Bureau to investigate this matter to determine the full extent of the problem and to propose an appropriate remedy.

  3. Elizabeth Warren:

    What you propose, from what I can tell in your writings, is less oversight of big banks, fewer efforts to reign them in, more chances for them to take on big risks to boost their profits and, if things go wrong, come crying to the government for another bailout, the question is whether someone should be put in charge of enforcing laws that they think are unnecessary or counterproductive.

  4. Antonio Sanchez:

    If anyone has a different idea over how the state can fight against insecurity in Honduras, let them propose it.

  5. Brian Gu:

    The sharp rally... has perked up block trade opportunities. We are definitely seeing that space a lot more active and are expecting that momentum to continue, we are having inbound client inquiries asking for potential block opportunities in addition to those ideas we propose to our clients.


Translations for propose

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  • اقترحArabic
  • proposarCatalan, Valencian
  • navrhnoutCzech
  • foreslå, friDanish
  • vorschlagen, einen Heiratsantrag machenGerman
  • προτείνω, κάνω πρόταση γάμου, προτίθεμαιGreek
  • pedir la mano, proponerSpanish
  • پیشنهاد کردن, خواستن, خواستگاریPersian
  • ehdottaa, aikoa, kosia, ehdotella, esittääFinnish
  • proposer, demander en mariageFrench
  • javasolHungarian
  • proponerInterlingua
  • mengusulkanIndonesian
  • proporre il matrimonio, proporreItalian
  • 求婚, 結婚を申し込む, プロポーズ, 申し込むJapanese
  • 의도하다, 제안하다, 구애하다Korean
  • پێشنیازکردن, داوای ده‌س کردنKurdish
  • marohi, uaki, mārohirohi, taka mahara, taka whakaaro, whakatūMāori
  • voorstellen, ten huwelijk vragenDutch
  • foreslå, friNorwegian
  • zamierzać, zaproponować, proponować, oświadczać się, oświadczyć sięPolish
  • propor, pretender, pedir a mãoPortuguese
  • a cere în căsătorie, peți, sugestiona, propuneRomanian
  • делать предложение, просить руки, предложить, предлагать, попросить руки, сделать предложениеRussian
  • fria, föreslåSwedish
  • запропонуватиUkrainian
  • cầu hônVietnamese

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