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propose

to offer a matter for consideration; suggest: He proposed an item for the agenda.; to make an offer: propose marriage; proffer, tender, present
Not to be confused with:
prepose – to place (a grammatical form) before a related grammatical form: The adverb “out” of “put the light out” is preposed in “put out the light.

pro·pose

 (prə-pōz′)
v. pro·posed, pro·pos·ing, pro·pos·es
v.tr.
1. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest: propose a change in the law.
2. To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.
3. To offer (a toast to be drunk).
4. To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend: proposed to buy and run a farm.
v.intr.
To form or make a proposal, especially of marriage.

[Middle English proposen, from Old French proposer, alteration (influenced by poser, to put, place) of Latin prōpōnere : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + pōnere, to put; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·pos′er n.
Synonyms: propose, pose1, propound, submit
These verbs mean to present something for consideration or discussion: proposes a solution; posed many questions; propound a theory; submits a plan.

propose

(prəˈpəʊz)
vb
1. (when tr, may take a clause as object) to put forward (a plan, motion, etc) for consideration or action
2. (tr) to nominate, as for a position
3. (tr) to plan or intend (to do something): I propose to leave town now.
4. (tr) to announce the drinking of (a toast) to (the health of someone, etc)
5. (often foll by: to) to make an offer of marriage (to someone)
[C14: from Old French proposer, from Latin prōpōnere to display, from pro-1 + pōnere to place]
proˈposable adj
proˈposer n

pro•pose

(prəˈpoʊz)

v. -posed, -pos•ing. v.t.
1. to offer for consideration, acceptance, or action: proposed a new method.
2. to offer (a toast).
3. to suggest.
4. to nominate (a person) for office, membership, etc.
5. to plan; intend.
v.i.
6. to make an offer, esp. of marriage.
7. to form or consider a purpose or design.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French proposer (see pro-1, pose1), past participle of prōpōnere to set forth]

propose

1. suggestions

If someone proposes a plan or idea, they suggest it so that other people can think about it and decide on it.

British Airways has proposed a one-way surcharge of $57.
This would help them to become accustomed to the methods we proposed.

You can say that someone proposes that something should be done or proposes that something be done.

They proposed that political strikes should be made illegal.
The staff association proposed that a mediator be nominated.
2. intentions

However, if you intend to do something yourself, you can say that you propose to do it.

I propose to focus attention on one type of resource.
I propose to undertake a further and thorough review of the documentary evidence.

You can also say that you propose doing something.

So what do you propose doing now?
I do not propose to get deeply involved in it.
I do not propose to discuss this matter.

propose


Past participle: proposed
Gerund: proposing

Imperative
propose
propose
Present
I propose
you propose
he/she/it proposes
we propose
you propose
they propose
Preterite
I proposed
you proposed
he/she/it proposed
we proposed
you proposed
they proposed
Present Continuous
I am proposing
you are proposing
he/she/it is proposing
we are proposing
you are proposing
they are proposing
Present Perfect
I have proposed
you have proposed
he/she/it has proposed
we have proposed
you have proposed
they have proposed
Past Continuous
I was proposing
you were proposing
he/she/it was proposing
we were proposing
you were proposing
they were proposing
Past Perfect
I had proposed
you had proposed
he/she/it had proposed
we had proposed
you had proposed
they had proposed
Future
I will propose
you will propose
he/she/it will propose
we will propose
you will propose
they will propose
Future Perfect
I will have proposed
you will have proposed
he/she/it will have proposed
we will have proposed
you will have proposed
they will have proposed
Future Continuous
I will be proposing
you will be proposing
he/she/it will be proposing
we will be proposing
you will be proposing
they will be proposing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been proposing
you have been proposing
he/she/it has been proposing
we have been proposing
you have been proposing
they have been proposing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been proposing
you will have been proposing
he/she/it will have been proposing
we will have been proposing
you will have been proposing
they will have been proposing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been proposing
you had been proposing
he/she/it had been proposing
we had been proposing
you had been proposing
they had been proposing
Conditional
I would propose
you would propose
he/she/it would propose
we would propose
you would propose
they would propose
Past Conditional
I would have proposed
you would have proposed
he/she/it would have proposed
we would have proposed
you would have proposed
they would have proposed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.propose - make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"
advocate, recommend, urge - push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
advance, throw out - bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument"
proposition - suggest sex to; "She was propositioned by a stranger at the party"
feed back - respond to a query or outcome
put forward, state, submit, posit - put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
make a motion, move - propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
2.propose - present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.; "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She proposed a new theory of relativity"
plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
offer - put forward for consideration; "He offered his opinion"
introduce - put before (a body); "introduce legislation"
3.propose - propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
intend, mean, think - have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
4.propose - 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"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
nominate, put forward, put up - propose as a candidate for some honor
5.propose - 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"
request - ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"

propose

verb
1. put forward, present, suggest, advance, come up with, submit, tender, proffer, propound We are about to propose some changes to the system.
2. intend, mean, plan, aim, design, scheme, purpose, have in mind, have every intention I propose to spend my entire life travelling.
3. nominate, name, present, introduce, invite, recommend, put up He was proposed for renomination as party chairman.
4. offer marriage, pop the question (informal), ask for someone's hand (in marriage), pay suit Merton proposed to her on bended knee.

propose

verb
1. To state, as an idea, for consideration:
2. To have in mind as a goal or purpose:
Regional: mind.
Translations
يَقْتَرِحيَنْوي، يَعْتَزِميَعْرِض الزَّواج، يَطْلُب الزَّواج من
navrhnouthodlatnabídnout sňatek
foreslåfrihave i sindepåtænke
ehdottaaesittääkosiaaikoaehdotella
predložiti
házassági ajánlatot teszjavasol
ætla sérbera fram bónorîstinga upp á, leggja til
提案する
제안하다
pasipiršimaspasipirštisiūlomas planas
bildinātgrasītiesierosinātlikt priekšāplānot
dať nemravný návrhponúknuť sobáš
nameravatipredlagatizasnubiti
föreslå
เสนอ
önermekteklif etmekevlenme teklif etmekniyet etmekniyetinde olmak
đề xuất

propose

[prəˈpəʊz]
A. VT
1. (= suggest)
1.1. (gen) → proponer
the idea was first proposed in 1789la idea se propuso por primera vez en 1789
what do you propose?¿qué propones?
to propose sth to sbproponer algo a algn
to propose doing sth I propose writing her a letter (= I suggest I write) → me propongo escribirle una carta; (= I suggest that someone writes) → yo propongo que se le escriba una carta
to propose thatproponer que + subjun
I propose that we go and see herpropongo que vayamos a verla
1.2. (in meeting, parliament) [+ amendment] → proponer; [+ motion] → presentar
1.3.
to propose marriage to sbproponer a algn en matrimonio, hacer una proposición or propuesta de matrimonio a algn
1.4.
to propose sb's healthbeber a la salud de algn, brindar por algn
to propose a toast (to sb)proponer un brindis (por algn)
2. (= nominate)
he proposed Smith as or for chairmanpropuso a Smith como presidente
to propose sb for membership of a clubproponer a algn como socio de un club
3. (= intend) to propose to do sth; propose doing sthpensar hacer algo
I do not propose to discuss this matter any furtherno pienso hablar más de este asunto
what do you propose doing?¿qué piensas hacer?
B. VI
1. (= offer marriage) to propose to sbproponer a algn en matrimonio, hacer una proposición de matrimonio a algn
have you proposed yet?¿le has propuesto en matrimonio ya?, ¿le has hecho una proposición de matrimonio ya?
2. man proposes, God disposesel hombre propone y Dios dispone

propose

[prəˈpəʊz]
vt
(= suggest) → proposer
I propose a new plan → Je propose un nouveau plan.
Here's what I propose → Voici ce que je propose.
to propose (that) (= suggest) → proposer que + subj
I propose we meet at 4 p.m → Je propose que nous nous rencontrions à 4 heures.
(= intend) to propose to do sth → avoir l'intention de faire qch
What do you propose to do? → Qu'est-ce que tu as l'intention de faire?
to propose doing sth → envisager de faire qch
to propose a motion (in debate)proposer une motion
to propose a toast → proposer un toast
to propose a toast to sb → proposer un toast en l'honneur de qn
vifaire sa demande en mariage
to propose to sb → demander qn en mariage
He proposed to her at the restaurant → Il l'a demandée en mariage au restaurant.

propose

vt
(= suggest)vorschlagen; motionstellen, einbringen; to propose marriage to somebodyjdm einen (Heirats)antrag machen; I propose leaving now or that we leave nowich schlage vor, wir gehen jetzt or dass wir jetzt gehen; to propose somebody’s healtheinen Toast auf jdn ausbringen ? toast2
(= have in mind)beabsichtigen, vorhaben; I don’t propose having any more to do with it/himich will nichts mehr damit/mit ihm zu tun haben; but I don’t propose toich habe aber nicht die Absicht; how do you propose to pay for it?wie wollen Sie das bezahlen?; and just how do you propose we pay for all that?können Sie uns denn auch verraten, wie wir das alles bezahlen sollen?
vi
(= offer marriage)einen (Heirats)antrag machen (→ to +dat)
man proposes, God disposes (Prov) → der Mensch denkt, Gott lenkt (Prov)

propose

[prəˈpəʊz]
1. vt
a.proporre
to propose doing sth → proporre di fare qc
to propose that sth should be done → proporre che sia fatto qc
I propose that we go by bus → propongo di andare con l'autobus
to propose marriage to sb → fare una proposta di matrimonio a qn
to propose sb for a job/as treasurer → proporre qn per un posto/come tesoriere
to propose a toast to sb → proporre un brindisi a qn
b. (have in mind) to propose sth/to do or doing sthproporsi qc/di fare qc
2. vi (offer marriage) → fare una proposta di matrimonio

propose

(prəˈpəuz) verb
1. to offer for consideration; to suggest. I proposed my friend for the job; Who proposed this scheme?
2. to intend. He proposes to build a new house.
3. to make an offer of marriage. He proposed (to me) last night and I accepted him.
proˈposal noun
1. something proposed or suggested; a plan. proposals for peace.
2. an offer of marriage. She received three proposals.
3. the act of proposing.

propose

يَقْتَرِح navrhnout foreslå vorschlagen προτείνω proponer ehdottaa proposer predložiti proporre 提案する 제안하다 voorstellen foreslå zaproponować propor предлагать föreslå เสนอ önermek đề xuất 提议
References in classic literature ?
They must have recollected that it was by this irregular and assumed privilege of proposing to the people plans for their safety and happiness, that the States were first united against the danger with which they were threatened by their ancient government; that committees and congresses were formed for concentrating their efforts and defending their rights; and that CONVENTIONS were ELECTED in THE SEVERAL STATES for establishing the constitutions under which they are now governed; nor could it have been forgotten that no little ill-timed scruples, no zeal for adhering to ordinary forms, were anywhere seen, except in those who wished to indulge, under these masks, their secret enmity to the substance contended for.
But that the objectors may be disarmed of every pretext, it shall be granted for a moment that the convention were neither authorized by their commission, nor justified by circumstances in proposing a Constitution for their country: does it follow that the Constitution ought, for that reason alone, to be rejected?
The sum of what has been here advanced and proved is, that the charge against the convention of exceeding their powers, except in one instance little urged by the objectors, has no foundation to support it; that if they had exceeded their powers, they were not only warranted, but required, as the confidential servants of their country, by the circumstances in which they were placed, to exercise the liberty which they assume; and that finally, if they had violated both their powers and their obligations, in proposing a Constitution, this ought nevertheless to be embraced, if it be calculated to accomplish the views and happiness of the people of America.
These unhappy people were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favourites upon the score of their wisdom, capacity, and virtue; of teaching ministers to consult the public good; of rewarding merit, great abilities, eminent services; of instructing princes to know their true interest, by placing it on the same foundation with that of their people; of choosing for employments persons qualified to exercise them, with many other wild, impossible chimeras, that never entered before into the heart of man to conceive; and confirmed in me the old observation, "that there is nothing so extravagant and irrational, which some philosophers have not maintained for truth."
In 1985, the Department of Finance joined the debate by proposing a system to allow transfers of losses between subsidiaries and their parents or between subsidiaries within a group.
Applications proposing only profile discovery or technology development projects will not be considered responsive to this RFA.
A con-con is a never-before-used method of proposing amendments to the U.S.
In Proposed Structure and Content Specifications for the Uniform CPA Examination, the Board of Examiners is proposing an examination structure comprising four separately scored sections: Auditing & Attestation; Financial Accounting & Reporting (business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities); Regulation (professional responsibilities, business law and taxation); and Business Environment & Concepts.
Although they are proposing an increase for Single Room Occupancy tenants of 5 percent, up from last year's 2 percent hike, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) has proposed rent increases for the majority of stabilized tenants that are the same as what are currently in effect.
EPA is proposing only to change the O standard, not the clean air law.