Propose - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |prəˈpəʊz|  American pronunciation of the word propose
Brit.  |prəˈpəʊz|  British pronunciation of the word propose


- make a proposal, declare a plan for something (syn: advise, suggest)
the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax
- present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc. (syn: project)
He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism
She proposed a new theory of relativity
- propose or intend (syn: aim, purport, purpose)
- put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position (syn: nominate)
- ask (someone) to marry you (syn: offer)
she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months

Extra examples

The scientists proposed a new theory.

The mayor proposed a plan for a new bridge.

Several senators have proposed raising the tax.

I propose that we revise the bylaws.

They propose to buy a new house.

How do you propose solving this problem?

The chairman proposed the young executive as a candidate for promotion.

I propose a toast to the Queen.

Man proposes, but God disposes.

In his speech he proposed that the UN should set up an emergency centre for the environment.

The report also proposes extending the motorway.

The resolution was proposed by the chairman of the International Committee.

Mr Leesom proposed Mrs Banks for the position of Treasurer (=he suggested formally that she should be the treasurer).

A number of theories have been proposed to explain the phenomenon.

How does he propose to deal with the situation?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: propose
he/she/it: proposes
present participle: proposing
past tense: proposed
past participle: proposed
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