Definition of propose

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propose


[ pr

uh



pohz

]


/ prəˈpoʊz /


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verb (used with object),


pro·posed,


pro·pos·ing.


verb (used without object),


pro·posed,


pro·pos·ing.


to make an offer or suggestion, especially of marriage.


to form or consider a purpose or design.

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Origin of


propose

1300–50; Middle English <Middle French

proposer

(see

pro-

1


,

pose

1


), by association with derivatives of Latin

prōpositus,

past participle of

prōpōnere

to set forth. See

propositus

synonym study for propose


5

. See

intend

.

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The requirements on the algorithm is proposing a design shape that meets those intents.


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Now researchers from Stanford University and Virginia Tech have

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Voters in the region’s most populous city voted overwhelmingly against North River Farms, a 585-home, agriculture-themed, mixed-use development

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He also is proposing funding for up to 50,000 more body cameras for law enforcement.


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The FDA thinks so, and is proposing a label change—but Big Sugar is battling back.


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I think that you need a very deep technical and cultural mastery before proposing to change the rules of a given system.


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The provision the administration is proposing to remove from the foreign appropriations bill is called the “Brownback Amendment.”


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Two years ago, proposing a $10.10 minimum wage would have made you a radical.


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The Spanish commissioners started by proposing that Aguinaldo should give up 80 per cent.


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And now here was Betty proposing another outing that promised to be more fun than any the Outdoor Girls had had yet.


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Considering the number and character of the emendations in Mr. Collier’s volume, I have the less hesitation in proposing this one.


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Various

The consequence of ‘proposing’ on an unlucky day was a refusal; see l. 1243.


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Our primary object in proposing detention is neither punishment nor imprisonment.


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British Dictionary definitions for

propose


propose


/ (

prəˈpəʊz

) /


verb


(

when

tr, may take a clause as object)


to put forward (a plan, motion, etc) for consideration or action


(tr)


to nominate, as for a position


(tr)


to plan or intend (to do something)


I propose to leave town now


(tr)


to announce the drinking of (a toast) to (the health of someone, etc)


(

intr

often foll by

to

)


to make an offer of marriage (to someone)

Derived forms of propose



proposable

,

adjective




proposer

,

noun

Word Origin for

propose

C14: from Old French

proposer,

from Latin

prōpōnere

to display, from

pro-


1

+

pōnere

to place
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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