- to put forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; set forth; propose: to propound a theory.
Origin of propound
Related Words for propoundproffer, broach, prefer, adduce, press, proposition, tender, contend, suggest, submit, state, solicit, recommend, advise, urge, invite, offer, pose, introduce, assert
Examples from the Web for propound
Contemporary Examples of propound
It's just too tempting to use cable TV's monologue format to propound comfortable dogma and ignore unsettling counter-evidence.My Pushback to Chris Hayes
September 27, 2013
Historical Examples of propound
And he went on to propound the wildest schemes for getting away.The Downfall
Thus does Arama propound his plan for a fusion between the races.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
I do not wonder at your being ashamed to propound such a fiction.'The Republic
I propound the theory that the observer is the point of view.The Point of View
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
You were pleased to propound some Questions, you have had our Resolutions upon them.
- to suggest or put forward for consideration
- English law
- to produce (a will or similar instrument) to the proper court or authority in order for its validity to be established
- (of an executor) to bring (an action to obtain probate) in solemn form
Word Origin for propound
late 16c. variant of Middle English proponen "to put forward" (late 14c.), from Latin proponere "put forth, set forth, lay out, display, expose to view," figuratively "set before the mind; resolve; intend, design," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + ponere "to put" (see position (n.)). Perhaps influenced in form by compound, expound. Related: Propounded; propounding.