verb (used with object)
Origin of propound
Examples from the Web for propounder
Historical Examples of propounder
The propounder of the puzzle, or the party who had hidden the object, was then bound to disclose the matter.Folk Lore
The answer is satisfactory, in all senses, to the propounder of the question—indeed, a more satisfactory reply cannot be uttered.
I know you well enough to know, that you will not like its propounder; but who else has been ripe and bold enough to do it?Church Reform
The clause conditional, introduced by the word "if," does not always imply a conclusion, even in the mind of the propounder.The Unspeakable Perk
Samuel Hopkins Adams
But there was one person to whom this gratuitous argument carried no conviction, and that was the propounder of it himself.
- 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.