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These verbs mean to convey thoughts or ideas by indirection. Suggest refers to the calling of something to mind as the result of an association of ideas: "Are you suggesting that I invited or enticed Kevin here knowing that my husband planned to be away?" (Mary Higgins Clark).
To imply is to suggest a thought or an idea by letting it be inferred from something else, such as a statement, that is more explicit: The effusive praise the professor heaped on one of the students began to imply disapproval of the rest. Hint refers to an oblique or covert suggestion that often contains clues: The news article hinted that his resignation was not voluntary. Intimate applies to indirect, subtle expression that often reflects discretion, tact, or reserve: She intimated that her neighbors were having marital problems. To insinuate is to suggest something, usually something unpleasant, in a covert, sly, and underhanded manner: The columnist insinuated that the candidate raised money unethically.
suggest(səˈdʒɛst; US səɡˈdʒɛst)
suggest- To suggest something is, etymologically, to "carry it under," from Latin sub-, "under" and gerere, "bring, carry."
When you suggest something, you mention it as a plan or idea for someone to consider.
Suggest is not usually followed directly by a noun or pronoun referring to a person. You usually have to put the preposition to in front of it. You don't 'suggest someone something'; you suggest something to someone.
Don't 'suggest someone to do something' when you mean that you advise them to do it. You suggest that someone does something.
In sentences like these, you can also use an infinitive without to in the that-clause. This is a fairly formal use.
The modals might and should are sometimes used. This is a formal use.
Don't confuse suggest and advise. If you suggest something, you mention it as an idea or plan for someone to think about. If you advise someone to do something, you tell them what you think they should do.
Past participle: suggested
|Verb||1.||suggest - 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.||suggest - drop a hint; intimate by a hint|
clue in - provide someone with a clue; "Can you clue me in?"
convey - make known; pass on, of information; "She conveyed the message to me"
|3.||suggest - imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"|
imply - suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
make out - imply or suggest; "Your remarks make me out to be stupid"
|4.||suggest - suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine; "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"|
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
|5.||suggest - call to mind; "this remark evoked sadness"|
reek, smack, smell - have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism"
to suggest sth to sb → sugerir algo a algn, proponer algo a algn
I suggested to him that we go out for a drink → le sugerí or propuse ir a tomar algo
I suggested taking her out to dinner → propuse llevarla a cenar
could you suggest someone to advise me? → ¿se te ocurre alguien que me pueda aconsejar?
an idea suggested itself (to me) → se me ocurrió una idea
nothing suggests itself → no se me ocurre nada
we suggest you contact him → le aconsejamos que contacte con él
he suggested that they (should) go or that they went to London → les aconsejó que fueran a Londres
to suggest doing sth → aconsejar que se haga algo
what are you trying to suggest? → ¿qué insinúas?
I'm not suggesting that the accident was your fault → no estoy insinuando que el accidente fuera culpa tuya
it has been suggested that → se ha insinuado que ...
what does that smell suggest to you? → ¿qué te sugiere ese olor?, ¿en qué te hace pensar ese olor?
I suggested they set off early → Je leur ai suggéré de partir de bonne heure.
What do you suggest I do? → Que me suggérez-vous de faire?
to suggest doing sth → suggérer de faire qch
I suggested taking her out to dinner → J'ai suggéré de l'emmener dîner quelque part.
Can you suggest someone to advise me? → Pouvez-vous me suggérer quelqu'un pour me conseiller?
I'm not suggesting that is what is happening → Je n'insinue pas que c'est ce qui se passe.
Earlier reports suggested a meeting would take place on Sunday → Les rapports précédents suggéraient qu'une rencontre aurait lieu dimanche.
suggest[səˈdʒɛst] vt (gen) → suggerire, proporre; (evoke) → indicare, far pensare a
to suggest doing sth → proporre or suggerire di fare qc
it was you who suggested coming → sei stato tu a voler venire
he suggested (that) they should come too → ha proposto or suggerito che venissero anche loro
this suggests that ... → questo fa pensare or indica che...
what are you trying to suggest? → cosa stai cercando di insinuare?
nothing suggests itself → non mi viene in mente niente
what do you suggest I do? → cosa mi suggerisci di fare?