Synonyms of 'proposition'
a person or matter to be dealt withDesigning his own flat was quite a different proposition to designing for clients.
He had the unenviable task of breaking the bad news.
Activities range from canoeing to birdwatching.
Their main job is to preserve health rather than treat illness.
The government has mishandled the whole affair.
a Russian-American joint venture
Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking.
a statement that affirms or denies something and is capable of being true or falsethe proposition that monarchs derived their authority by divine right
He produced a theory about historical change.
It's a good idea to keep a stock of tins in the cupboard.
She added that the concept of arranged marriages is misunderstood in the west.
This thesis does not stand up to close inspection.
Different hypotheses have been put forward.
He postulated a theorem and proved it.
the premise that men and women are on equal terms in this society
a proposal or offerI want to make you a business proposition.
the government's proposals to abolish free health care
She met her creditors to propose a plan for making repayments.
I have lots of suggestions for the park's future.
a private pension scheme
He made an agreed takeover bid of £351 million.
The conference is now debating the motion.
The committee's recommendations are unlikely to be made public.
It is more important that a proposition be interesting than that it be true – Adventures of Ideas]
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in the sense of accost
to approach, stop, and speak toI told them that a man had accosted me in the street.
in the sense of activity
any specific action or pursuitActivities range from canoeing to birdwatching.
in the sense of affair
a thing to be done or attended toThe government has mishandled the whole affair.
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Thesaurus for proposition from the Collins English Thesaurus