Definition for Propose (-d)

propose (-d), v. [Fr. propose-r < pro-, before, in front of + poser, lay down, set down < L. pausāre, halt, cease, pause, rest; confused with pōněre, lay to rest, put or set down, place.]

  1. Plan; determine; intend; mean; aim; aspire; decide; expect; hope; desire.
  2. Suggest; advocate; advise; encourage; promote; recommend; present for consideration; bring a possibility to the attention of another; [fig.] offer; ask; invite; request a woman's hand in marriage.

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