- 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 suggesting
Searchers reported seeing a large shadow on the seabed, suggesting the crashed jet has been located.
On Monday, Soelistyo had jolted relatives as well as searchers by suggesting that the plane could be “at the bottom of the sea.”
The narrator is suggesting that they build a snowman that looks like a minister.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)
December 24, 2014
Gutierrez tries unsuccessfully to insinuate that Jay was cheating on Stephanie, suggesting ulterior motives.The Scoop on ‘Serial’: Making Sense of The Nisha Call, Asia's Letters, and Our Obsession
December 11, 2014
If it is the tank, then it looks reasonably intact, suggesting it did not fail.Clues From SpaceShipTwo’s Wreckage: Did the Crew Compartment Fail?
November 2, 2014
Who would for a moment think of suggesting his name as a helper?Ester Ried Yet Speaking
"I'm not suggesting that he should be sent out into the world," he said.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
The idea of Elvira's suggesting that you came over there to steal.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Are you suggesting that Polichinelle should play Scaramouche?Scaramouche
He never dreamed of suggesting that I should walk in the same path.The Market-Place
- 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 suggesting
1520s, from Latin suggestus, past participle of suggerere (see suggestion). Related: Suggested; suggesting.