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Verb: propose  pru'powz
  1. Make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax";
    - suggest, advise
  2. Present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
    "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She proposed a new theory of relativity";
    - project
  3. Have as a plan or objective
    "I propose to arrive at noon";
    - aim, purpose, purport, intend
  4. Put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honour or position
    "The President proposed her as head of the Civil Rights Commission";
    - nominate
  5. Ask (someone) to marry you
    "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months";
    - declare oneself, offer, pop the question

Derived forms: proposing, proposed, proposes

Type of: choose, declare, intend, mean, pick out, plan, pronounce, request, select, take, think

Encyclopedia: Propose