- 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.
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.Did Picasso Try to Steal the Mona Lisa?
October 23, 2014
Elder and the NFB have approached Uber with their own set of suggestions.Uber and Airbnb Leave Disabled People Behind
October 4, 2014
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
August 13, 2014
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
July 22, 2014
And there were suggestions that his age had gotten to him, as he appeared confused at a final campaign stop on Tuesday.Charlie Rangel Dances On
June 25, 2014
And not one of their suggestions seems to go to the root of the matter.The Non-Christian Cross
John Denham Parsons
Well pleased with these suggestions, the youth hastened to carry them out.Rico and Wiseli
There were suggestions of triumph, relief, gratitude in the indefinable tone of these words.The Secret Agent
I have acted on all his suggestions, and feel as proud as if I had originated them myself.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
The committee adopted these suggestions after a short deliberation.Freeland
- something that is suggested
- a hint or indicationa suggestion of the odour of violets
- psychol the process whereby the mere presentation of an idea to a receptive individual leads to the acceptance of that ideaSee also autosuggestion
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.
- Implanting of an idea in the mind of another by a word or act so as to influence conduct or physical condition.