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SUGGEST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does suggest mean? 

SUGGEST (verb)
  The verb SUGGEST has 5 senses:

1. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
2. imply as a possibility
3. drop a hint; intimate by a hint
4. suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine
5. call to mind

  Familiarity information: SUGGEST used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUGGEST (verb)


Sense 1suggest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a proposal, declare a plan for something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

propose; suggest; advise

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

declare (state emphatically and authoritatively)

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

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 suggest him to write the letter
They suggest to move


Sense 2suggest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Imply as a possibility

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

intimate; suggest

Context example:

The evidence suggests a need for more clarification

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

imply (suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic)

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

make out (imply or suggest)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3suggest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Drop a hint; intimate by a hint

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

hint; suggest

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

convey; impart (make known; pass on, of information)

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

advert; allude; touch (make a more or less disguised reference to)

clue in (provide someone with a clue)

adumbrate; insinuate; intimate (give to understand)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They suggest that there was a traffic accident


Sense 4suggest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

suggest; indicate

Context example:

Tetracycline is indicated in such cases

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

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 5suggest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Call to mind

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

paint a picture; evoke; suggest

Context example:

this remark evoked sadness

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

evince; express; show (give expression to)

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

reek; smack (have an element suggestive (of something))

imply; incriminate; inculpate (suggest that someone is guilty)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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