- 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 suggested
She suggested that Gregory stack newspapers on his desk to give the set an intimate, coffeehouse feel.
At one point, Turness suggested that Gregory have a live band close out the show to commemorate the death of Nelson Mandela.
Over the years, several MPs have alleged cover-ups or suggested that investigations were shut down by senior security officials.Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys
December 18, 2014
Putin suggested that all the West wanted was to turn the Russian bear into “taxidermy.”After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug
December 18, 2014
Potter suggested that she drive herself to Millwood Hospital, a mental-health facility.Open-Carry Militia Mom ‘Murders’ Family
December 16, 2014
"He'd better improve his whiskers first thing he does," suggested Percival.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
"I wonder that you take her to drive with you," suggested Philip, sympathetically.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
She suggested the 4th of July to him as the time to begin operations.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
"Why not walk over to the old Omnibus House," suggested Grace.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
"Then perhaps she may be wiser by this time," Hester suggested.Weighed and Wanting
- 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 suggested
1520s, from Latin suggestus, past participle of suggerere (see suggestion). Related: Suggested; suggesting.