the act of offering or suggesting something for acceptance, adoption, or performance.
a plan or scheme proposed.
an offer or suggestion of marriage.
- mis·pro·pos·al, noun
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How to use proposal in a sentence
It is certainly true that the administration has proposed some ambitious plans to rein in pharmaceutical pricing, but it has hardly enacted any of those proposals.Trump's big health promises ignore the coronavirus pandemic's reality | Sam Baker | August 28, 2020 | Axios
It’s because their agenda is the most extreme set of proposals ever put forward by a major party nominee.Trump stokes fears about Biden presidency in convention speech | Chris Johnson | August 28, 2020 | Washington Blade
Discussions over the proposal aren’t expected to yield congressional floor action for weeks.Pelosi says she won’t budge on stimulus ahead of call with Meadows | Lee Clifford | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a proposal from the New York Stock Exchange that will allow companies to issue new shares via a direct listing process.
NMA CEO David Chavern said he expects the House of Representatives will be supportive of the proposals and that it is gathering more support from the Senate, including majority leader Mitch McConnell.Explained: Google’s tussle in Australia over paying publishers for news | Lara O'Reilly | August 19, 2020 | Digiday
In 2013, however, Paul released another budget proposal that reversed course.
Meanwhile, a proposal to raise the minimum wage to a little more than $10 an hour languishes in Congress.
However, Adriana referenced a proposal “to transform the current prison into a cultural center.”Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison | Jason Batansky | October 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He says there are discussions with U.S. officials about the proposal but there is deep suspicion.
The new proposal from Beijing requires a majority vote by the Hong Kong Legislature to go into effect.
The king was struck with horror at the description I had given him of those terrible engines, and the proposal I had made.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
The Admiralty have turned down the proposal to force the Straits simultaneously by land and sea.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
This was no longer a plan whereby all might be poor together, but a proposal that all should be rich together.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
In its essential nature socialism is nothing but a proposal for certain kinds of economic reform.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
"No, you will not," cried three or four officers of his regiment, who had come up in time to hear his proposal.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for proposal
the act of proposing
something proposed, as a plan
an offer, esp of marriage
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