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Definition of Propose


  1. To set forth.
  2. To offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, or adoption; as, to propose terms of peace; to propose a question for discussion; to propose an alliance; to propose a person for office.
  3. To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend.
  4. To speak; to converse.
  5. To form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God disposes.
  6. To offer one's self in marriage.
  7. Talk; discourse.

Propose Quotations

The opponents of my budget propose taking $200 million out of our classrooms and instead spending it on a larger school employee pay raise. Our focus should be on making sure our children come first.
Bob Riley

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.

At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If we are all in agreement on the decision - then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.
Alfred P. Sloan
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Propose Translations

propose in Afrikaans is bied
propose in Dutch is uitloven, bieden, aanbieden
propose in Finnish is ehdottaa
propose in French is proposent, proposons, proposez, proposer
propose in German is vorschlagen
propose in Latin is propono
propose in Portuguese is proponha
propose in Spanish is proponer
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