suggest

suggest
[[t]səʤe̱st, AM səgʤ-[/t]]
suggests, suggesting, suggested
1) VERB If you suggest something, you put forward a plan or idea for someone to think about.

[V n] He suggested a link between class size and test results of seven-year-olds...

[V that] I suggest you ask him some specific questions about his past...

[V to n that] I suggested to Mike that we go out for a meal with his colleagues...

[V wh] No one has suggested how this might occur...

[V with quote] `Could he be suffering from amnesia?' I suggested...

[V -ing] So instead I suggested taking her out to dinner for a change.

2) VERB If you suggest the name of a person or place, you recommend them to someone.

[V n] Could you suggest someone to advise me how to do this?...

[V wh to-inf] They can suggest where to buy one.

3) VERB If you suggest that something is the case, you say something which you believe is the case.

[V that] I'm not suggesting that is what is happening...

[V that] It is wrong to suggest that there are easy alternatives...

[V that] Their success is conditional, I suggest, on this restriction.

4) VERB If one thing suggests another, it implies it or makes you think that it might be the case.

[V that] Earlier reports suggested that a meeting would take place on Sunday...

[V n] Its hairy body suggests a mammal.

5) VERB If one thing suggests another, it brings it to your mind through an association of ideas.

[V n] This onomatopoeic word suggests to me the sound a mousetrap makes when it snaps shut.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • suggest — 1. When followed by a that clause (or one with that omitted) and proposing a course of action rather than hinting at a fact, suggest commonly generates a subjunctive verb, and the same is true of the noun suggestion: • Uncle doesn t suggest that… …   Modern English usage

  • suggest — [səg jest′; ] also, & Brit usually [, sə jest′] vt. [< L suggestus, pp. of suggerere, to carry or lay under, furnish < sub ,SUB + gerere, to carry] 1. to mention as something to think over, act on, etc.; bring to the mind for consideration… …   English World dictionary

  • Suggest — Sug*gest , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suggested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suggesting}.] [L. suggestus, p. p. of suggerere to put under, furnish, suggest; sub under + gerere to carry, to bring. See {Jest}.] 1. To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suggest — ► VERB 1) put forward for consideration. 2) cause one to think that (something) exists or is the case. 3) state or express indirectly. 4) (suggest itself) (of an idea) come into one s mind. ORIGIN Latin suggerere suggest, prompt …   English terms dictionary

  • suggest — sug·gest vt 1: to mention or imply as a possibility 2: to enter on the record as a suggestion Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. suggest …   Law dictionary

  • suggest — [v1] convey advice, plan, desire advance, advise, advocate, broach, commend, conjecture, exhort, give a tip*, move, offer, plug*, pose, prefer, propone, propose, proposition, propound, put, put forward, put in two cents*, put on to something*,… …   New thesaurus

  • Suggest — Sug*gest , v. i. To make suggestions; to tempt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And ever weaker grows through acted crime, Or seeming genial, venial fault, Recurring and suggesting still. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suggest — 1520s, from L. suggestus, pp. of suggerere (see SUGGESTION (Cf. suggestion)). Related: Suggested; suggesting …   Etymology dictionary

  • suggest */*/*/ — UK [səˈdʒest] / US [səɡˈdʒest] verb [transitive] Word forms suggest : present tense I/you/we/they suggest he/she/it suggests present participle suggesting past tense suggested past participle suggested Get it right: suggest: When suggest means to …   English dictionary

  • suggest — sug|gest W1S1 [səˈdʒest US səgˈdʒest] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of suggerere to put under, provide, suggest , from sub ( SUB ) + gerere to carry ] 1.) to tell someone your ideas about what they should do, where… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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