About The Word Propose

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Propose Meaning & Definition
Propose Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Propose?

[v] present for consideration
[v] propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
[v] make a proposal, declare a plan for something
[v] 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"
[v] put forward; nominate for appointment to an office; "The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Propose: advise | aim | declare oneself | nominate | offer | pop the question | project | purport | purpose | suggest

Related Terms | Find terms related to Propose:

See Also | advance | advocate | choose | declare | feed back | intend | introduce | make a motion | mean | move | offer | pick out | plan | proposition | put forward | put forward | put up | recommend | request | select | state | submit | take | think | throw out | urge

Propose In Webster's Dictionary

\Pro*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proposing}.] [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for, forward) + poser to place. See {Pose}, v.] 1. To set forth. [Obs.] That being proposed brimfull of wine, one scarce could lift it up. --Chapman. 2. To offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, or adoption; as, to propose terms of peace; to propose a question for discussion; to propose an alliance; to propose a person for office. 3. To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend. I propose to relate, in several volumes, the history of the people of New England. --Palfrey. {To propose to one's self}, to intend; to design.
\Pro*pose"\, v. i. 1. To speak; to converse. [Obs.] There shalt thou find my cousin Beatrice, Proposing with the prince and Claudio. --Shak. 2. To form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God disposes. 3. To offer one's self in marriage.
\Pro*pose"\, n. [F. propos, L. propositum. See {Propound}, {Purpose}, n.] Talk; discourse. [Obs.] --Shak.

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