Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb propose

5 senses of propose

Sense 1
propose, suggest, advise -- (make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax")
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

Sense 2
project, propose -- (present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.; "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She proposed a new theory of relativity")
       => plan -- (make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family")

Sense 3
aim, purpose, purport, propose -- (propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon")
       => intend, mean, think -- (have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night")

Sense 4
nominate, propose -- (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")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her")

Sense 5
propose, declare oneself, offer, pop the question -- (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")
       => request -- (ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript")

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