put forward

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. to propose; suggest

  2. to offer the name of; nominate

Words Nearby put forward

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How to use put forward in a sentence

  • They are too like the ordinary notation to be quite independent, and cannot have been put forward as an improvement upon it.

    The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
  • A similar suggestion was officially put forward by the general association of the Australian colonies in London in 1857.

  • And it put forward sensitive and intelligent antenn as it sought its food thirty miles away down the coast—manganese.

    Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
  • Will the great scheme that an English engineer has put forward make the land a garden once more?

    The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
  • It is interesting also to note the different views which have been put forward by Irish politicians with regard to the rebellion.

    Is Ulster Right? | Anonymous

Other Idioms and Phrases with put forward

put forward

Propose for consideration, as in His attorney put forward a claim on the property, or They put me forward for the post of vice-chair. [Mid-1800s]

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