Suggest

  • 1 suggest — 1 Suggest, imply, hint, intimate, insinuate can all mean to convey an idea or the thought of something by indirect means. Suggest emphasizes a putting into the mind as the result of an association of ideas, an awakening of a desire, or an… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 suggest — 1. When followed by a that clause (or one with that omitted) and proposing a course of action rather than hinting at a fact, suggest commonly generates a subjunctive verb, and the same is true of the noun suggestion: • Uncle doesn t suggest that… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 suggest — [səg jest′; ] also, & Brit usually [, sə jest′] vt. [< L suggestus, pp. of suggerere, to carry or lay under, furnish < sub ,SUB + gerere, to carry] 1. to mention as something to think over, act on, etc.; bring to the mind for consideration… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Suggest — Sug*gest , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suggested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suggesting}.] [L. suggestus, p. p. of suggerere to put under, furnish, suggest; sub under + gerere to carry, to bring. See {Jest}.] 1. To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 suggest — ► VERB 1) put forward for consideration. 2) cause one to think that (something) exists or is the case. 3) state or express indirectly. 4) (suggest itself) (of an idea) come into one s mind. ORIGIN Latin suggerere suggest, prompt …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 suggest — sug·gest vt 1: to mention or imply as a possibility 2: to enter on the record as a suggestion Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. suggest …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 suggest — [v1] convey advice, plan, desire advance, advise, advocate, broach, commend, conjecture, exhort, give a tip*, move, offer, plug*, pose, prefer, propone, propose, proposition, propound, put, put forward, put in two cents*, put on to something*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Suggest — Sug*gest , v. i. To make suggestions; to tempt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And ever weaker grows through acted crime, Or seeming genial, venial fault, Recurring and suggesting still. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 suggest — 1520s, from L. suggestus, pp. of suggerere (see SUGGESTION (Cf. suggestion)). Related: Suggested; suggesting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 suggest */*/*/ — UK [səˈdʒest] / US [səɡˈdʒest] verb [transitive] Word forms suggest : present tense I/you/we/they suggest he/she/it suggests present participle suggesting past tense suggested past participle suggested Get it right: suggest: When suggest means to …

    English dictionary

  • 11 suggest — sug|gest W1S1 [səˈdʒest US səgˈdʒest] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of suggerere to put under, provide, suggest , from sub ( SUB ) + gerere to carry ] 1.) to tell someone your ideas about what they should do, where… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 suggest — verb 1 propose sth/state sth indirectly ADVERB ▪ highly (esp. AmE), strongly ▪ I strongly suggest keeping personal and business accounts separate. ▪ tentatively ▪ I tentatively suggested that she might be happier working somewhe …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 suggest — verb (T) 1 to tell someone your ideas about what they should do, where they should go etc: If this is not convenient, please suggest another date. | suggest doing sth: John suggested going together in one car. | suggest (that): She suggested that …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 suggest — sug|gest [ səg dʒest ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to offer an idea or a plan for someone to consider: The report suggested various ways in which the service could be improved. suggest (that): I suggest we have dinner first, and then watch the movie …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 suggest — [[t]səʤe̱st, AM səgʤ [/t]] ♦ suggests, suggesting, suggested 1) VERB If you suggest something, you put forward a plan or idea for someone to think about. [V n] He suggested a link between class size and test results of seven year olds... [V that] …

    English dictionary

  • 16 suggest — transitive verb Etymology: Latin suggestus, past participle of suggerere to pile up, furnish, suggest, from sub + gerere to carry Date: 1526 1. a. obsolete to seek to influence ; seduce b. to call forth ; evoke c …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 suggest — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. intimate, hint, insinuate; propose, submit; imply, connote; recommend, advise, advocate. See information, advice, offer. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To make a suggestion] Syn. submit, advise, recommend; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 suggest — 01. My teacher [suggested] I go to the pronunciation clinic to work on my accent. 02. We re trying to think of a new slogan for our business, so if anyone has any [suggestions], please let me know. 03. Actress Shirley MacLaine once remarked that… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 suggest — verb 1》 put forward for consideration.     ↘(suggest itself) (of an idea) come into one s mind. 2》 cause one to think that (something) exists or is the case; evoke.     ↘state or express indirectly. Derivatives suggester noun Origin C16 (earlier… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 suggest — v. 1) (B) she suggested a compromise to us 2) (G) I suggested waiting 3) (K) who suggested his taking part? 4) (L; subj.; to) she suggested (to us) that an exception be/should be made 5) (Q) did she suggest where we should meet? * * * [sə dʒest]… …

    Combinatory dictionary


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