the act of suggesting.
the state of being suggested.
something suggested, as a piece of advice: We made the suggestion that she resign.
a slight trace: He speaks with a suggestion of a foreign accent.
the calling up in the mind of one idea by another by virtue of some association or of some natural connection between the ideas.
the idea thus called up.
the process of inducing a thought, sensation, or action in a receptive person without using persuasion and without giving rise to reflection in the recipient.
the thought, sensation, or action induced in this way.
- coun·ter·sug·ges·tion, noun
- non·sug·ges·tion, noun
- pre·sug·ges·tion, noun
- self-sug·ges·tion, noun
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How to use suggestion in a sentence
Goulette knows this suggestion is so laughably distasteful and naive to those in power that uttering it as the director of a nonprofit like the Watershed Research and Training Center gets you kicked out of the room.They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen? | by Elizabeth Weil | August 28, 2020 | ProPublica
There have even been suggestions that turnout exceeded 100% at some polling stations.Belarus Election: Contested Result Sparks Massive Unrest As Europe’s ‘Last Dictator’ Claims Victory | LGBTQ-Editor | August 12, 2020 | No Straight News
Prominent political scientist Christian Hacke has been direct in his suggestions for Berlin to build a nuclear arsenal.Butterfly Effect: The Next Nuclear Race Is Starting | Charu Kasturi | August 6, 2020 | Ozy
I’ve heard a suggestion that developers could potentially offer a better experience to users who opt in to tracking and a lesser experience for those who opt out.Ad tech is in denial about Apple’s new app privacy rule | Lara O'Reilly | July 14, 2020 | Digiday
Your customers will gradually get hooked to the products you offer and the buyer-relation suggestions you provide.How to get more leads on Instagram: 10 Highly effective tactics | Bhavik Soni | July 7, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
That suggestion turns absurd when you consider the long list of corrupt Democrat politicians Lynch has sent to prison.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch | Michael Daly | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the suggestion of founder Maneesh Goyal, the company went with a Pee-wee Herman theme.
When asked by a public radio why Cuomo sounded as if he was encouraging Clinton to run, he smiled and dismissed the suggestion.
But Hagel just as quickly shut down the suggestion, saying he was disinclined to review the policy formally.Yes to LGB, No to T: The Pentagon Still Has a Transgender Ban | Tim Mak | October 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These witnesses should be of the same gender as the employee, to avoid any suggestion of a “sexual subtext”.
His brows came together in a frown, from which the Seneschal argued that his suggestion was not well received.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
I was expecting this suggestion to be carried out; but they did nothing of the kind.
The fat boy almost laughed again when he heard this suggestion.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
He was looking at me with eyebrows arched, curiously, and there was a faint suggestion of hostility in the set of his mouth.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
The recognition did not lessen the reality, the poignancy of the revelation by any suggestion or promise of instability.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for suggestion
something that is suggested
a hint or indication: a suggestion of the odour of violets
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