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suggest

[ suhg-jest, suh- ]
/ səgˈdʒɛst, sə- /
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verb (used with object)

to mention or introduce (an idea, proposition, plan, etc.) for consideration or possible action: The architect suggested that the building be restored.
to propose (a person or thing) as suitable or possible for some purpose: We suggested him for president.
(of things) to prompt the consideration, making, doing, etc., of: The glove suggests that she was at the scene of the crime.
to bring before a person's mind indirectly or without plain expression: I didn't tell him to leave, I only suggested it.
to call (something) up in the mind through association or natural connection of ideas: The music suggests a still night.

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Origin of suggest

First recorded in 1520–30; from Latin suggestus (past participle of suggerere “to build up, supply, hint, suggest”), equivalent to sug- sug- + ges- (past participle stem of gerere “to carry, do, display”) + -tus past participle suffix

synonym study for suggest

4. See hint.

OTHER WORDS FROM suggest

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British Dictionary definitions for suggest

suggest
/ (səˈdʒɛst, US səɡˈdʒɛst) /

verb (tr; may take a clause as object)

to put forward (a plan, idea, etc) for considerationI suggest Smith for the post; a plan suggested itself
to evoke (a person, thing, etc) in the mind of someone by the association of ideasthat painting suggests home to me
to give an indirect or vague hint ofhis face always suggests his peace of mind

Derived forms of suggest

suggester, noun

Word Origin for suggest

C16: from Latin suggerere to bring up, from sub- + gerere to bring
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