Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun suggestion

6 senses of suggestion

Sense 1
suggestion -- (an idea that is suggested; "the picnic was her suggestion")
       => idea, thought -- (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind")

Sense 2
suggestion, proposition, proffer -- (a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse")
       => proposal -- (something proposed (such as a plan or assumption))

Sense 3
trace, hint, suggestion -- (a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 4
suggestion, prompting -- (persuasion formulated as a suggestion)
       => persuasion, suasion -- (the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action)

Sense 5
suggestion -- (the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association)
       => higher cognitive process -- (cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use)

Sense 6
hypnotism, mesmerism, suggestion -- (the act of inducing hypnosis)
       => influence -- (causing something without any direct or apparent effort)

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