- to mention or introduce (an idea, proposition, plan, etc.) for consideration or possible action: The architect suggested that the building be restored.
- to propose (a person or thing) as suitable or possible for some purpose: We suggested him for president.
- (of things) to prompt the consideration, making, doing, etc., of: The glove suggests that she was at the scene of the crime.
- to bring before a person's mind indirectly or without plain expression: I didn't tell him to leave, I only suggested it.
- to call (something) up in the mind through association or natural connection of ideas: The music suggests a still night.
Origin of suggest
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Examples from the Web for suggest
But Goff called it “insulting” to suggest that he might be running a super PAC for personal gain.‘Ready for Romney’ Is Amateur Hour
December 23, 2014
We might even see data that suggest the program is performing efficiently.Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?
Peter Orszag, Jim Nussle
December 23, 2014
They suggest acupuncture and counseling to work on these deeper issues.Men, Ice Your Balls To Make Babies—and Other Male Fertility Fixes
December 22, 2014
Now the hackers, with their reference to the 9/11 attacks, suggest they are prepared to kill.Kim Jong Un’s Kid Gloves Are Now Off
Gordon G. Chang
December 17, 2014
This is not to suggest that Mailer ever lost the intellectual toughness which was central to his work.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness
Ronald K. Fried
December 14, 2014
It was the fact that there was nowhere a touch to suggest preparation for her home-coming.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
How wise his mother had been to suggest that he should go out for a walk.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
"Then give them their bridles, and let them range the woods," Heyward ventured to suggest.The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
The weak spot in his argument was his inability to suggest a reasonable motive.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
That's the only incentive you can suggest for spying, unconnected with my affairs?It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
- to put forward (a plan, idea, etc) for considerationI suggest Smith for the post; a plan suggested itself
- to evoke (a person, thing, etc) in the mind of someone by the association of ideasthat painting suggests home to me
- to give an indirect or vague hint ofhis face always suggests his peace of mind
Word Origin and History for suggest
1520s, from Latin suggestus, past participle of suggerere (see suggestion). Related: Suggested; suggesting.