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Meaning of propose

pro•pose

Pronunciation: (pru-pōz'), [key]
— v., -posed, -pos•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to offer or suggest (a matter, subject, case, etc.) for consideration, acceptance, or action: to propose a new method.
  2. to offer (a toast).
  3. to suggest: He proposed that a messenger be sent.
  4. to present or nominate (a person) for some position, office, membership, etc.
  5. to put before oneself as something to be done; design; intend.
  6. to present to the mind or attention; state.
  7. to propound (a question, riddle, etc.).
—v.i.
  1. to make an offer or suggestion, esp. of marriage.
  2. to form or consider a purpose or design.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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