- 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.
Origin of suggestion
Examples from the Web for suggestions
Picasso and Guillaume can laugh through an entire night of suggestions, inventions, songs, games that Max plays with his face.
Elder and the NFB have approached Uber with their own set of suggestions.
Well the idea of “release” and infanticide and suggestions of eliminating the imperfect is pretty gnarly, if you think about it.'The Giver' Star Brenton Thwaites Knows You Think He's Too Old to Play Jonas|Kevin Fallon|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The family then estimates an appropriate dose, based on suggestions from other parents whose children suffer from Dravet syndrome.Canadian Parents Risk Jail to Give Sick Kid Marijuana|Tim Mak|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And there were suggestions that his age had gotten to him, as he appeared confused at a final campaign stop on Tuesday.
Do you not see that your excuses are simply the suggestions of other crimes?The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Suggestions for the organization of a general industrial group on a world basis.The Next Step|Scott Nearing
Your suggestions are idle; you will surely give me a few sequins.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Read also the suggestions to teachers in the first six grades.Lippincott's Horn-Ashbaugh Speller|Ernest Horn
In this case a volley of queries is fired before the gentleman has time to make any suggestions not mentioned by the professor.
British Dictionary definitions for suggestions
Word Origin and History for suggestions
mid-14c., "a prompting to evil," from Anglo-French and Old French suggestioun, from Latin suggestionem (nominative suggestio) "an addition, intimation, suggestion," from suggestus, past participle of suggerere "suggest, supply, bring up," from sub "up" (see sub-) + gerere "bring, carry" (see gest). Sense evolution in Latin is from "heap up, build" to "bring forward an idea." Meaning "proposal" appeared by late 14c., but original English notion of "evil prompting" is preserved in suggestive (1630s, though the indecent aspect did not emerge until 1888). Hypnotism sense is from 1887.