(logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
suggestion, proposition, proffer(noun)
a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
"it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)
the act of making a proposal
"they listened to her proposal"
a task to be dealt with
"securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition"
suggest sex to
"She was propositioned by a stranger at the party"
To propose a plan to (someone).
To propose some illicit behaviour to (someone). Often sexual in nature.
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
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.
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How to use proposition in a sentence?
The proposition that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties is not true. They are the worst conceivable, they are no keepers at all they can neither judge, act, think, or will, as a political body.
With what we have been through with Laura, looking at hurricane Delta really is a scary proposition for Lake Charles.
Maintaining a competitive racing kennel and preparing for this race is an extremely expensive proposition.
It will take all of us working together to knock down these barriers to stand for the basic proposition that yes we are all created equal.
Life is a tough proposition and the first hundred years are the hardest.
Translations for proposition
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- návrh, navrhování, výrok, věta, nabídkaCzech
- forslag, domDanish
- proposición, propuestaSpanish
- propositio, esitys, ehdotus, tarjousFinnish
- propozajo, propozicionoIdo
- fullyrðing, yrðingIcelandic
- proposizione, propostaItalian
- 명제, 제안Korean
- propositie, voorstelDutch
- stwierdzenie, zdanie, propozycjaPolish
- sugestie, afirmație, declarație, propunereRomanian
- утвержде́ние, предложе́ние, заявле́ниеRussian
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