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Synonyms for propose
prəˈpoʊz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. propose, suggest, advise(verb)

    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, propose(verb)

    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, propose(verb)

    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, propose(verb)

    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 question(verb)

    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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. make overtures

    Submitted by anonymous on December 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. propose(v. a.)

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

  2. propose(v. n.)

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

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How to say propose in sign language?

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How to use propose in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Real man sees it a shame to go down on his knees to please or propose own love to a woman

  2. Juan Guaido:

    If the Americans were to propose a military intervention I would probably accept it.

  3. Alon Hillel-Tuch:

    We expect the SEC to adopt these rules on Friday, but want to note that they may also propose amendments. If there is a vote of ‘no’ by the SEC I would expect a swift Congressional hearing to follow to understand the disconnect.

  4. Brian Gu:

    We are having inbound client inquiries asking for potential block opportunities in addition to those ideas we propose to our clients.

  5. Von Borries:

    Doing nothing isnt very easy, we want to focus on active inactivity. If you say you are not going to move for a week, then thats impressive. If you propose you are not going to move or think, that might be even better.


Translations for propose

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  • اقترحArabic
  • proposarCatalan, Valencian
  • navrhnoutCzech
  • fri, foreslåDanish
  • vorschlagen, einen Heiratsantrag machenGerman
  • προτείνω, κάνω πρόταση γάμου, προτίθεμαιGreek
  • proponer, pedir la manoSpanish
  • خواستن, خواستگاری, پیشنهاد کردنPersian
  • esittää, aikoa, ehdotella, kosia, ehdottaaFinnish
  • proposer, demander en mariageFrench
  • javasolHungarian
  • proponerInterlingua
  • mengusulkanIndonesian
  • proporre il matrimonio, proporreItalian
  • 申し込む, 求婚, 結婚を申し込む, プロポーズJapanese
  • 구애하다, 의도하다, 제안하다Korean
  • پێشنیازکردن, داوای ده‌س کردنKurdish
  • taka mahara, whakatū, taka whakaaro, mārohirohi, marohi, uakiMāori
  • ten huwelijk vragen, voorstellenDutch
  • foreslå, friNorwegian
  • oświadczyć się, zaproponować, zamierzać, proponować, oświadczać sięPolish
  • pedir a mão, propor, pretenderPortuguese
  • propune, a cere în căsătorie, sugestiona, pețiRomanian
  • сделать предложение, предлагать, предложить, просить руки, делать предложение, попросить рукиRussian
  • föreslå, friaSwedish
  • запропонуватиUkrainian
  • cầu hônVietnamese

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