[suh g-jest, suh-]
- 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.
Origin of suggest
1520–30; < 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
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2. recommend, advise. 4. indicate, imply. See hint.
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Examples from the Web for suggester
Conviction is as necessary to the suggester as to his subject.
Maybe that most subtle person the devil is the suggester of these motives.Antony Gray,--Gardener
She is the experimenter and the suggester of new combinations.Backlog Studies
Charles Dudley Warner
In the transferring of this crown he was in no sense the agent or the suggester.The Expositor's Bible
F. W. Farrar
However, I do not pretend to be an adviser,—only a suggester.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1
- 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
C16: from Latin suggerere to bring up, from sub- + gerere to bring
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Word Origin and History for suggester
1520s, from Latin suggestus, past participle of suggerere (see suggestion). Related: Suggested; suggesting.
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