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Synonyms of propose

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1. propose, suggest, advise, declare

usage: make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"

2. project, propose, plan

usage: present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.; "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She proposed a new theory of relativity"

3. aim, purpose, purport, propose, intend, mean, think

usage: propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"

4. nominate, propose, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: 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"

5. propose, declare oneself, offer, pop the question, request

usage: 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"

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