verb (used with object), pro·posed, pro·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), pro·posed, pro·pos·ing.
Origin of propose
Examples from the Web for propose
I told them the story about how Delta helped her propose to me in the middle of the international terminal here at Delta.
They met in 2009, before Dewani rented a private jet and flew her to Paris to propose.The Honeymoon Murder Trial of British Millionaire Shrien Dewani Begins|Nico Hines|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other models, such as string theory, propose more dimensions, but those are coiled up too small to be seen.
This leads some to propose that the American middle and working classes has become economically passé.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
May I propose the Dutch, who were among the original bidders for 2018.
Twice he leaped to his feet as if to propose that they start, and twice he sat down again.Teddy and Carrots|James Otis
I therefore have to propose that we meet as old friends and take the past for granted.Bleak House|Charles Dickens
I do not propose to weary the reader by a recital of the program and a detailed account of each performance.The Young Musician|Horatio Alger
And let him propose to the dear girl if he chooses to take the fancy into his head?Orley Farm|Anthony Trollope
I do not propose dwelling longer at this time on this subject.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Four|Abraham Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for propose
Word Origin for propose
Word Origin and History for propose
mid-14c., from Old French proposer "propose, advance, suggest" (12c.), from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + poser "put, place" (see pose (v.1)). Meaning "make an offer of marriage" is first recorded 1764. Related: Proposed; proposing. Cf. also propone, which coexisted with this word for a time.