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pro·pound

 (prə-pound′)
tr.v. pro·pound·ed, pro·pound·ing, pro·pounds
To put forward for consideration; set forth. See Synonyms at propose.

[Alteration of propoune, from Middle English proponen, from Latin prōpōnere, to set forth; see propose.]

pro·pound′er n.

propound

(prəˈpaʊnd)
vb (tr)
1. to suggest or put forward for consideration
2. (Law) English law
a. to produce (a will or similar instrument) to the proper court or authority in order for its validity to be established
b. (of an executor) to bring (an action to obtain probate) in solemn form
[C16 propone, from Latin prōpōnere to set forth, from pro-1 + pōnere to place]
proˈpounder n

pro•pound

(prəˈpaʊnd)

v.t.
to put forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; set forth; propose: to propound a theory.
[1545–55; later variant of Middle English propone (see propone) < Latin prōpōnere to set forth]
pro•pound′er, n.

propound


Past participle: propounded
Gerund: propounding

Imperative
propound
propound
Present
I propound
you propound
he/she/it propounds
we propound
you propound
they propound
Preterite
I propounded
you propounded
he/she/it propounded
we propounded
you propounded
they propounded
Present Continuous
I am propounding
you are propounding
he/she/it is propounding
we are propounding
you are propounding
they are propounding
Present Perfect
I have propounded
you have propounded
he/she/it has propounded
we have propounded
you have propounded
they have propounded
Past Continuous
I was propounding
you were propounding
he/she/it was propounding
we were propounding
you were propounding
they were propounding
Past Perfect
I had propounded
you had propounded
he/she/it had propounded
we had propounded
you had propounded
they had propounded
Future
I will propound
you will propound
he/she/it will propound
we will propound
you will propound
they will propound
Future Perfect
I will have propounded
you will have propounded
he/she/it will have propounded
we will have propounded
you will have propounded
they will have propounded
Future Continuous
I will be propounding
you will be propounding
he/she/it will be propounding
we will be propounding
you will be propounding
they will be propounding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been propounding
you have been propounding
he/she/it has been propounding
we have been propounding
you have been propounding
they have been propounding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been propounding
you will have been propounding
he/she/it will have been propounding
we will have been propounding
you will have been propounding
they will have been propounding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been propounding
you had been propounding
he/she/it had been propounding
we had been propounding
you had been propounding
they had been propounding
Conditional
I would propound
you would propound
he/she/it would propound
we would propound
you would propound
they would propound
Past Conditional
I would have propounded
you would have propounded
he/she/it would have propounded
we would have propounded
you would have propounded
they would have propounded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.propound - put forward, as of an idea
advise, counsel, rede - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

propound

verb put forward, present, advance, propose, advocate, submit, suggest, lay down, contend, postulate, set forth She continues to propound her theories about the supernatural.

propound

verb
To state, as an idea, for consideration:
Translations

propound

[prəˈpaʊnd] VT (frm) [+ ideas etc] → exponer, plantear

propound

[prəˈpaʊnd] vt (= put forward) [+ theory, idea] → soumettre

propound

vtdarlegen

propound

[prəˈpaʊnd] vt (idea, scheme, theory) → proporre, presentare; (problem, question) → porre
References in classic literature ?
Suddenly, however, on my mentioning the Frenchman, he interrupted me, and inquired sternly whether I did right to speak of an extraneous matter (he had always been a strange man in his mode of propounding questions).
She looked the picture of cheerful, rustic innocence and started propounding to me a conundrum which began with the words:
Miss Volumnia, displaying in early life a pretty talent for cutting ornaments out of coloured paper, and also for singing to the guitar in the Spanish tongue, and propounding French conundrums in country houses, passed the twenty years of her existence between twenty and forty in a sufficiently agreeable manner.
It lacked, in particular, the four monsters, which, still perched to-day on the corners of its roof, have the air of so many sphinxes who are propounding to new Paris the riddle of the ancient Paris.
Sheldon smiled and beat a further retreat within himself, listening the while to Joan and Tudor propounding the theory of the strong arm by which the white man ordered life among the lesser breeds.
she, in particular, spends her time propounding obscure questions for my solution.
Aware of the impression he had made--few men were quicker than he at such discoveries--Mr Chester followed up the blow by propounding certain virtuous maxims, somewhat vague and general in their nature, doubtless, and occasionally partaking of the character of truisms, worn a little out at elbow, but delivered in so charming a voice and with such uncommon serenity and peace of mind, that they answered as well as the best.
Now, whether,' said Mr Boffin, gravely propounding a case for his Secretary's opinion; 'whether one might call that a superstition?
He carried his black kid gloves IN his hands, and not ON them; and as he spoke, thrust his wrists beneath his coat tails, with the air of a man who was in the habit of propounding some regular posers.
The meeting reviewed issues pertinent to inauguration of the Authority's projects of the first phase along with propounding the projects of the second phase.
If this 'guardian of the population' is not checked in her steps now we shall no doubt see the propounding of a controlled zone in the city centre akin to the London Congestion Zone requiring us all to register our identity on entering certain areas whether intent on visiting licensed premises or not.
This volume brings together five sets of paired chapters propounding opposing views on central controversies in the current philosophy of the mind, focusing on those controversies that reflect perennial philosophical problems.