[ pruh-pound ]
/ prəˈpaʊnd /
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verb (used with object)
to put forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; set forth; propose: to propound a theory.
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Origin of propound
OTHER WORDS FROM propoundpro·pound·er, nounun·pro·pound·ed, adjective
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How to use propound in a sentence
Even their propounder pointed out that they would be extremely difficult to put into practice.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett
"That duty devolves upon this person, O would-be propounder of involved questions," interposed Melodious Vision.Kai Lung's Golden Hours|Ernest Bramah
It sounded extremely reasonable to him what he then proposed; and also to her, though Chevenix scorned its propounder.Rest Harrow|Maurice Hewlett
But there was one person to whom this gratuitous argument carried no conviction, and that was the propounder of it himself.The History of the Post Office in British North America|William Smith
In what way can we detect the propounder of the Notabilis expositio super canonem misse?
British Dictionary definitions for propound
/ (prəˈpaʊnd) /
to suggest or put forward for consideration
- 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
Derived forms of propoundpropounder, noun
Word Origin for propound
C16 propone, from Latin prōpōnere to set forth, from pro- 1 + pōnere to place
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