propound


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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 ?
Also, my comrades used jestingly (yes, I know only jestingly) to propound the ethical maxim that a man ought never to let himself become a burden upon anyone.
If I were to propound Heseltine's theory to you, you would think that he had been reading the works of some of our enterprising young novelists.
Vangard, to Right and Left the Front unfould; That all may see who hate us, how we seek Peace and composure, and with open brest Stand readie to receive them, if they like Our overture, and turn not back perverse; But that I doubt, however witness Heaven, Heav'n witness thou anon, while we discharge Freely our part: yee who appointed stand Do as you have in charge, and briefly touch What we propound, and loud that all may hear.
I could write to my man and enclose the key; he could send down the packet as he finds it." It was to me in particular that he appeared to propound this-- appeared almost to appeal for aid not to hesitate.
So eager were they to obtain information on this point, that they still continued to propound their queries long after we had shown that we were utterly unable to answer them.
SHEA had just beaten me at chess, as usual, and, also as usual, I had gleaned what questionable satisfaction I might by twitting him with this indication of failing mentality by calling his attention to the nth time to that theory, propounded by certain scientists, which is based upon the assertion that phenomenal chess players are always found to be from the ranks of children under twelve, adults over seventy-two or the mentally defective--a theory that is lightly ignored upon those rare occasions that I win.
It were better that in causes of weight, the matter were propounded one day, and not spoken to till the next day; in nocte consilium.
And Michael, with thumps of tail to the floor and a high sharp bark, showed that he was in entire agreement with whatever had been propounded.
Going straight towards him, he propounded a variety of questions on different subjects, carefully watching the man's countenance as he did so; but not a word or look implied that he had the slightest idea of ever having seen before the person with whom he was then conversing.
Eulalie, Hortense, Caroline, &c., were pondering over the string of rather abstruse grammatical interrogatories I had propounded, I was at liberty to employ the vacant half hour in further observing the directress herself.
Besides these Russians and foreigners who propounded new and unexpected ideas every day- especially the foreigners, who did so with a boldness characteristic of people employed in a country not their own- there were many secondary personages accompanying the army because their principals were there.
On the question being propounded whether he could go and find her, the page desponded and thought not; but being stimulated with a shilling, the page grew sanguine and thought he could.