English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'propose'

(verb) 
Definition
to put forward (a plan) for consideration
We are about to propose some changes to the system.
Synonyms
put forward
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present
We presented three options to the unions for discussion.
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suggest
I suggest you ask him some specific questions about his past.
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advance
Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
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come up with
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submit
They submitted their reports to the Chancellor yesterday.
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tender
She quickly tendered her resignation.
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proffer
They have not yet proffered an explanation of how the accident happened.
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propound
She continues to propound her theories about the supernatural.
(verb) 
Definition
to intend (to do something)
I propose to spend my entire life travelling.
Synonyms
intend
She intends to do A levels and go to university.
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mean
I didn't mean to hurt you.
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plan
They plan to move house next year.
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aim
I didn't aim to get caught.
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design
a compromise designed to please everyone
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purpose
His life went in the direction that he purposed.
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have in mind
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have every intention
(verb) 
Definition
to nominate (someone) for a position
He was proposed for renomination as party chairman.
Synonyms
nominate
The public will be able to nominate candidates for the awards.
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name
The Scots have yet to name their team.
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present
She presents a weekly TV fashion programme.
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introduce
She does not abandon her responsibility to introduce new ideas.
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recommend
I recommend that you consult your doctor.
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put up
(verb) 
Definition
to make an offer of marriage
Merton proposed to her on bended knee.
Synonyms
offer marriage
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pop the question (informal)
He got serious quickly and popped the question six months later.
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ask for someone's hand (in marriage)
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pay suit

Additional synonyms

in the sense of advance
Definition
to present an idea for consideration
Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
Synonyms
put forward,
offer as a suggestion
in the sense of aim
Definition
to propose or intend
I didn't aim to get caught.
in the sense of design
Definition
to intend (something) for a specific purpose
a compromise designed to please everyone

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