(noun, verb)


1. (obsolete) An objective or aim.


1. make a proposal, declare a plan for something

- the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax

Similar word(s): advise, suggest

Definition categories: communication, declare

2. present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.

- He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism

- She proposed a new theory of relativity

- The candidate projects himself as a moderate and a reformer

Similar word(s): project

Definition categories: cognition, plan

3. propose or intend

Similar word(s): aim, purport, purpose

Definition categories: cognition, intend, mean, think

4. put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position

Similar word(s): nominate

Definition categories: social, choose, select, take

5. ask (someone) to marry you

- she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months

Similar word(s): offer

Definition categories: communication, request

Sentences with propose as a verb:

- I propose going to see a film.

- to propose an alliance; to propose a question for discussion

- He proposed to her last night and she accepted him.

- He proposes to set up his own business.