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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.]
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]
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]
Past participle: propounded
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|Verb||1.||propound - put forward, as of an idea|
propound[prəˈpaʊnd] vt (= put forward) [+ theory, idea] → soumettre
vt → darlegen