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propose

[ pruh-pohz ]
/ pr蓹藞po蕣z /
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verb (used with object), pro路posed, pro路pos路ing.
verb (used without object), pro路posed, pro路pos路ing.
to make an offer or suggestion, especially of marriage.
to form or consider a purpose or design.
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Origin of propose

First recorded in 1300鈥50; Middle English, from Middle French proposer (see pro-1, pose1), by association with derivatives of Latin pr艒positus, past participle of pr艒p艒nere 鈥渢o set forth;鈥 See propositus

synonym study for propose

5. See intend.

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British Dictionary definitions for propose

propose
/ (pr蓹藞p蓹蕣z) /

verb
(when tr, may take a clause as object) to put forward (a plan, motion, etc) for consideration or action
(tr) to nominate, as for a position
(tr) to plan or intend (to do something)I propose to leave town now
(tr) to announce the drinking of (a toast) to (the health of someone, etc)
(intr often foll by to) to make an offer of marriage (to someone)

Derived forms of propose

proposable, adjectiveproposer, noun

Word Origin for propose

C14: from Old French proposer, from Latin pr艒p艒nere to display, from pro- 1 + p艒nere to place
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