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propose
WordNet 2.0
  • present for consideration
  • propose or intend
  • "I aim to arrive at noon"
  • make a proposal, declare a plan for something
  • 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"
  • put forward
  • nominate for appointment to an office
  • "The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"
propose
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. To set forth. [Obs.]

    "That being proposed brimfull of wine, one scarce could lift it up." -- Chapman.

    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.

    3. To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend.

    "I propose to relate, in several volumes, the history of the people of New England." -- Palfrey.

    To propose to one's self
    to intend; to design.

  • 1. To speak; to converse. [Obs.]

    "There shalt thou find my cousin Beatrice, Proposing with the prince and Claudio." -- Shak.

    2. To form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God disposes.

    3. To offer one's self in marriage.

  • 1. Talk; discourse. [Obs.] Shak.

 

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