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French translation of 'propose'

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[prəˈpəʊz ]
transitive verb
1.  (suggest) proposer
I propose a new plan. Je propose un nouveau plan.
Here’s what I propose. Voici ce que je propose.
to propose (that) (suggest) proposer que (+ subj)
I propose we meet at 4 p.m. Je propose que nous nous rencontrions à 4 heures.
2.  (intend)
to propose to do sth avoir l’intention de faire qch
What do you propose to do? Qu’est-ce que tu as l’intention de faire ?
to propose doing sth envisager de faire qch
to propose a motion (in debate) proposer une motion
to propose a toast proposer un toast
to propose a toast to sb proposer un toast en l’honneur de qn
intransitive verb
faire sa demande en mariage
to propose to sb demander qn en mariage
He proposed to her at the restaurant. Il l’a demandée en mariage au restaurant.

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Example Sentences Including 'propose'

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If a toast is proposed at a royal banquet, she merely pretends to take a sip.
Brian Hoey AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN: The Inside Story of the Royal Household (2002)
The controversy was heightened by the fact that the motion was proposed by the union of prison officers, who are restricted on what action they can take.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We do not see his lack of direct fund management experience as an obstacle to success in his proposed role as chairman of F&C.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He argued that the government does not understand how difficult and expensive the proposed plan would be to implement.
Computing (2010)
One of them proposes a devious plan.
Jonathan Wright Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to the Nation State (2006)
He was thinking about whether to propose in bed or if he should wait until he had a ring.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
She is also rich and is going to London to propose marriage to a young man in her father's office.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The biggest concern is the lack of detail about the proposed new, independent privatisation fund that eurozone leaders insisted should be part of any bailout programme.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Then during our first season we heard about a proposed bypass that was going ahead - less than 100m from our caravan.
The Sun (2016)
When the millionaire proposes marriage, the lover resorts to manipulation.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
She had proposed marriage to him.
Christina Dodd SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)
Each time one of us takes a drink, the others have to drink as well and propose a toast.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He denied it and said he was planning to propose to me.
The Sun (2013)
How could he have proposed marriage and not meant it?
The Sun (2008)
I proposed a toast to his continued wellbeing.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
I was to propose the toast on behalf of his guests.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Once again plans were proposed to extend the area of arable lands and the number of cattle.
Aganbegyan, Abel Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)
She claims he once proposed marriage.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
So much that has been said about a proposed British bill of rights since 2006 cannot be taken seriously.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The Tories could back a motion proposed by the Commons standards committee to delay all reforms until an independent review is published.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The proposed strike motion will come into effect if there is no'significant progress' in talks with bosses.
The Sun (2014)
The proposed tax plan is imperfect.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
What is the correct procedure for proposing the loyal toast?
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You hear a lot of horror stories about proposing and things going horribly wrong.
The Sun (2010)
In proposing the motion, a doctor did suggest that top-up fees might be one possible option.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
When the elders finished sparring, they approved the curriculum proposed in the motion and moved on to another issue.
Christianity Today (2000)

Trends of 'propose'

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'propose' in Other Languages

British English: propose /prəˈpəʊz/ VERB
If you propose a plan or idea, you suggest it.
They proposed a peace plan.
  • American English: propose
  • Arabic: يَقْتَرِح
  • Brazilian Portuguese: propor
  • Chinese: 提议
  • Croatian: predložiti
  • Czech: navrhnout
  • Danish: foreslå
  • Dutch: voorstellen
  • European Spanish: proponer
  • Finnish: ehdottaa
  • French: proposer
  • German: vorschlagen
  • Greek: προτείνω
  • Italian: proporre
  • Japanese: 提案する
  • Korean: 제안하다
  • Norwegian: foreslå
  • Polish: zaproponować
  • European Portuguese: propor
  • Romanian: a propune
  • Russian: предлагать
  • Latin American Spanish: proponer
  • Swedish: föreslå
  • Thai: เสนอ
  • Turkish: önermek
  • Ukrainian: пропонувати
  • Vietnamese: đề xuất


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