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Meaning of PROPOSE

Pronunciation:  pru'powz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  present for consideration
  2. [v]  propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
  3. [v]  make a proposal, declare a plan for something
  4. [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"
  5. [v]  put forward; nominate for appointment to an office; "The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"

PROPOSE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: advise, aim, declare oneself, nominate, offer, pop the question, project, purport, purpose, suggest
 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \Pro*pose"\, n. [F. propos, L. propositum. See
    {Propound}, {Purpose}, n.]
    Talk; discourse. [Obs.] --Shak.