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Synonyms for proposition
ˌprɒp əˈzɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proposition(noun)

    (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

    proposal, suggestion, proffer

  2. suggestion, proposition, proffer(noun)

    a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

    "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

    proffer, trace, proposal, mesmerism, hint, hypnotism, prompting, suggestion

  3. proposition(noun)

    an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)

    proposal, suggestion, proffer

  4. proposal, proposition(noun)

    the act of making a proposal

    "they listened to her proposal"

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

  5. proposition(verb)

    a task to be dealt with

    "securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition"

    proposal, suggestion, proffer

  6. proposition(verb)

    suggest sex to

    "She was propositioned by a stranger at the party"


  1. proposition(noun)

    To propose a plan to (someone).

    proposal, suggestion

  2. proposition(noun)

    To propose some illicit behaviour to (someone). Often sexual in nature.

    proposal, suggestion

  3. proposition(noun)

    The content of an assertion that may be taken as being true or false and is considered abstractly without reference to the linguistic sentence that constitutes the assertion.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proposition

    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, proposal

    acceptance, denial, disapproval, refusal, rejection, repulse

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proposition

    statement, affirmation, declaration, sentence

    misstatement, interjection, babel, jargon, sound, riddle, paradox

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. proposition(n.)

    offer (of something to be considered), proffer, tender, overture, suggestion, PROPOSAL

  2. proposition(n.)

    position, thesis, statement, declaration, dictum, doctrine

  3. proposition(n.)

    (Logic.) period, complete sentence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "proposition":

    proposal, thesis, premise, assertion, motion, suggestion, proposed

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How to use proposition in a sentence?

  1. David Axelrod:

    You can see the appeal of adding a running mate like Abrams, who would bring a lot of powerful qualities, but it would be a high-risk proposition.

  2. Davor Pisk:

    The security of an all-cash deal with much lower regulatory risks because of limited portfolio overlaps makes it a much more compelling proposition for shareholders.

  3. Chris Rasmussen:

    As the world is opening up, intelligence doesn't necessarily always equal secrecy, it's a question of relevance and niche ... Most of agency's value proposition going forward will come from unclassified sources.

  4. David Golub:

    We like choppy markets because it makes our value proposition more compelling, this is a good market for us.

  5. Matthew Edmonds:

    The data is there, it's all there, cameras in and all around your car, all of the data points are there, it really comes down to case law, and how much of the data we can utilize. It would have to be a state-by-state proposition.

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