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Meaning & Definition of Propose in English

English

Propose

/prəpoʊz/

verb

1. Make a proposal, declare a plan for something

  • "The senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • project
  • ,
  • propose

3. Propose or intend

  • "I aim to arrive at noon"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • propose
  • ,
  • declare oneself
  • ,
  • offer
  • ,
  • pop the question

Examples of using

I'll be happy if you propose a better wording.
Tom is going to propose.
He finally decided to propose to her.