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VERB (5)

1. make a proposal, declare a plan for something;
- Example: "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"
[syn: propose, suggest, advise]

2. present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.;
- Example: "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"
- Example: "She proposed a new theory of relativity"
[syn: project, propose]

3. propose or intend;
- Example: "I aim to arrive at noon"
[syn: aim, purpose, purport, propose]

4. put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position;
- Example: "The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"
[syn: nominate, propose]

5. ask (someone) to marry you;
- Example: "he popped the question on Sunday night"
- Example: "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"
- Example: "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"
[syn: propose, declare oneself, offer, pop the question]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Propose \Pro*pose"\, n. [F. propos, L. propositum. See Propound, Purpose, n.] Talk; discourse. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Propose \Pro*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proposed; p. pr. & vb. n. Proposing.] [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for, forward) + poser to place. See Pose, v.] 1. To set forth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That being proposed brimfull of wine, one scarce could lift it up. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. To offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, or adoption; as, to propose terms of peace; to propose a question for discussion; to propose an alliance; to propose a person for office. [1913 Webster] 3. To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend. [1913 Webster] I propose to relate, in several volumes, the history of the people of New England. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster] To propose to one's self, to intend; to design. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Propose \Pro*pose"\, v. i. 1. To speak; to converse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] There shalt thou find my cousin Beatrice, Proposing with the prince and Claudio. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God disposes. [1913 Webster] 3. To offer one's self in marriage. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

propose v 1: make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax" [syn: propose, suggest, advise] 2: present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.; "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She proposed a new theory of relativity" [syn: project, propose] 3: propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon" [syn: aim, purpose, purport, propose] 4: put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position; "The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission" [syn: nominate, propose] 5: ask (someone) to marry you; "he popped the question on Sunday night"; "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"; "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman" [syn: propose, declare oneself, offer, pop the question]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "propose": advance, advise, advocate, aim, aim at, ask, aspire after, aspire to, assert, be after, become engaged, bid, brief, bring before, bring forward, bring up, broach, call attention to, coach, come up with, commend to attention, confer, consult with, contemplate, counsel, design, designate, desire, destine, determine, direct, drive at, expect, go for, guide, harbor a design, have every intention, instruct, intend, introduce, kibitz, launch, lay before, lay down, make a motion, mean, meddle, mind, moot, move, name, name for office, nominate, offer, offer a resolution, open up, plan, pop the question, pose, posit, postulate, predicate, prefer, prescribe, present, proffer, project, proposition, propound, purport, purpose, put, put forth, put forward, put it to, put up, recommend, request, resolve, run, run for office, set before, set forth, solicit, start, submit, suggest, table, tender, think