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

5 senses of suggest

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
hint, suggest -- (drop a hint; intimate by a hint)
       => convey -- (make known; pass on, of information; "She conveyed the message to me")

Sense 3
suggest, intimate -- (imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification")
       => imply -- (suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic)

Sense 4
indicate, suggest -- (suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine; "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 5
suggest, evoke, paint a picture -- (call to mind; "this remark evoked sadness")
       => express, show, evince -- (give expression to; "She showed her disappointment")

2019, Cloud WordNet Browser