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Synonyms for propose
prəˈpoʊzpro·pose

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. propose

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

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Contribution5.0 / 1 vote

  1. make overtures

    Submitted by anonymous on December 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Ciudadanos Albert Rivera on Wednesday:

    We propose a pact between the PP and the PSOE so that nobody takes advantage of the weakness, uncertainty and instability to break up this country.

  2. Janez Kopac:

    We gave the government a July deadline to complete restructuring and if that does not happen we will propose sanctions for Serbia.

  3. Santiago Silva:

    We will meet with the pope and we will propose to him a plan of renovation for the Church.

  4. Sir Winston Churchill:

    For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.

  5. Michael Collins:

    What Kennedy said helped us so much in our preparation for the first lunar landing, i'd like to transfer that spirit from where we are to where we might go and I would propose going direct to Mars under what I would call a JFK Mars Express.


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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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