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propound

[ 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

1545–55; later variant of Middle English propone (see propone) <Latin prōpōnere to set forth, equivalent to prō-pro-1 + pōnere to put, place, set. See compound1, expound
pro·pound·er, nounun·pro·pound·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for propound

propound
/ (prəˈpaʊnd) /

verb (tr)

to suggest or put forward for consideration
English law
  1. to produce (a will or similar instrument) to the proper court or authority in order for its validity to be established
  2. (of an executor) to bring (an action to obtain probate) in solemn form
propounder, noun
C16 propone, from Latin prōpōnere to set forth, from pro- 1 + pōnere to place
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