propose(redirected from proposing)
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These verbs mean to present something for consideration or discussion: proposes a solution; posed many questions; propound a theory; submits a plan.
v. -posed, -pos•ing. v.t.
If someone proposes a plan or idea, they suggest it so that other people can think about it and decide on it.
You can say that someone proposes that something should be done or proposes that something be done.
However, if you intend to do something yourself, you can say that you propose to do it.
You can also say that you propose doing something.
Past participle: proposed
|Verb||1.||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"
proposition - suggest sex to; "She was propositioned by a stranger at the party"
feed back - respond to a query or outcome
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"|
|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"
|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"
the idea was first proposed in 1789 → la idea se propuso por primera vez en 1789
what do you propose? → ¿qué propones?
to propose sth to sb → proponer 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 that → proponer que + subjun
I propose that we go and see her → propongo que vayamos a verla
to propose marriage to sb → proponer a algn en matrimonio, hacer una proposición or propuesta de matrimonio a algn
he proposed Smith as or for chairman → propuso a Smith como presidente
to propose sb for membership of a club → proponer a algn como socio de un club
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.
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 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