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PROPOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does propose mean? 

PROPOSE (verb)
  The verb PROPOSE has 5 senses:

1. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
2. present for consideration
3. propose or intend
4. put forward; nominate for appointment to an office
5. ask (someone) to marry you

  Familiarity information: PROPOSE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROPOSE (verb)


Sense 1propose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a proposal, declare a plan for something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

suggest; propose; advise

Hypernyms (to "propose" is one way to...):

declare (state emphatically and authoritatively)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "propose"):

advocate; recommend; urge (push for something)

advance; throw out (bring forward for consideration or acceptance)

proposition (suggest sex to)

feed back (respond to a query or outcome)

posit; put forward; state; submit (put before)

make a motion; move (propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence examples:

They propose him to write the letter
They propose to move


Sense 2propose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Present for consideration

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

propose; project

Hypernyms (to "propose" is one way to...):

plan (make plans for something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "propose"):

offer (put forward for consideration)

introduce (put before (a body))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Sense 3propose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Propose or intend

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

purpose; aim; purport; propose

Context example:

I aim to arrive at noon

Hypernyms (to "propose" is one way to...):

intend; mean; think (have in mind as a purpose)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Sense 4propose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put forward; nominate for appointment to an office

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

nominate; propose

Context example:

The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission

Hypernyms (to "propose" is one way to...):

choose; pick out; select; take (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "propose"):

nominate; put forward; put up (propose as a candidate for some honor)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody something


Sense 5propose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ask (someone) to marry you

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

declare oneself; pop the question; propose; offer

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "propose" is one way to...):

request (ask (a person) to do something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s to somebody


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