- 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
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Examples from the Web for unsuggested
Historical Examples of unsuggested
In the meantime, all the beauty and attractiveness and opportunity of the country may be unsuggested.
The latter part of his life was clouded by mental disorders, not unsuggested to the reader by the pathos of many of his poems.
When Scheffer saw him coming, he satisfied himself at a glance that the visit was an unsuggested one.
He spoke the author's text, and nothing indicates that he introduced any "business" unsuggested by him.Our Stage and Its Critics
"E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
- 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
Word Origin for suggest
1520s, from Latin suggestus, past participle of suggerere (see suggestion). Related: Suggested; suggesting.