1. put forward, as of an idea
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Propound \Pro*pound"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Propounded; p. pr.
& vb. n. Propounding.] [From earlier propone, L. proponere,
propositum, to set forth, propose, propound; pro for, before
+ ponere to put. See Position, and cf. Provost.]
1. To offer for consideration; to exhibit; to propose; as, to
propound a question; to propound an argument. --Shak.
And darest thou to the Son of God propound
To worship thee, accursed? --Milton.
It is strange folly to set ourselves no mark, to
propound no end, in the hearing of the gospel.
2. (Eccl.) To propose or name as a candidate for admission to
communion with a church.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: put forward, as of an idea
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "propound":
advance, assert, bring before, bring forward, bring up, broach,
commend to attention, introduce, launch, lay before, lay down,
make a motion, moot, move, offer, offer a resolution, open up,
pose, posit, postulate, predicate, prefer, proffer, propose,
proposition, put, put forth, put forward, put it to, recommend,
set before, set forth, start, submit, suggest