verb (used with object)
Origin of propound
Examples from the Web for propound
It's just too tempting to use cable TV's monologue format to propound comfortable dogma and ignore unsettling counter-evidence.
Nevertheless, if I would gain credence I must propound a plain tale.The Message|Louis Tracy
I propound it for discussion in the following form: Has the Moon ever been inhabited?All Around the Moon|Jules Verne
His importance is that he was the first to propound the question, not that he gave any rational reply to it.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
British Dictionary definitions for propound
- 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
Word Origin and History 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.