to propose; suggest
to offer the name of; nominate
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How to use put forward in a sentence
The façade of “love” put forward by religious conservatives has been slipping, as well.‘7th Heaven’ Dad Stephen Collins and the Christian Right’s Real Morality Tale | Amanda Marcotte | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The Syrian opposition has to put forward a program that appeals to a segment of the Alawi,” Ford said.
So, an amendment was proposed—formally put forward by Uruguay—that would acknowledge that “various forms of the family exist.”At the United Nations, It’s Human Rights, Putin-Style | Jay Michaelson | June 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another potential Obama nominee in Pennsylvania was never put forward because of interest group opposition.Obama’s Shocking Success on Judgeships Overturns Conventional Wisdom | David Fontana | June 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You can imagine what those three would have said if Obama had put forward something like this.
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
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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