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verb (used with object), pro·poned, pro·pon·ing. Scot.
  1. to suggest for consideration; propose.
  2. to present before a jury or judge; plead for or request (an official decision).
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Origin of propone

1325–75; Middle English proponen < Latin prōpōnere to set forth, propound. See propose
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Related Words

adopt, suggest, pick, wish, put, promote, select, choose, urge, offer, nominate, request, introduce, submit, recommend, ask, set, give, turn, present

British Dictionary definitions for proponing


  1. Scot to propose or put forward, esp before a court
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Word Origin

C14: from Latin prōpōnere to propose
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Word Origin and History for proponing



"propose," late 14c., from Latin proponere "to put forth" (see propound). Related: Proponed; proponing; proponement.

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