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Propose vs. Suggestion — What's the Difference?

Propose vs. Suggestion — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Propose and Suggestion

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Propose

Put forward (a plan or suggestion) for consideration by others
I proposed that the government should retain a 51 per cent stake in the company
He proposed a new nine-point peace plan
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Suggestion

Suggestion is the psychological process by which one person guides the thoughts, feelings, or behavior of another person. Nineteenth-century writers on psychology such as William James used the words "suggest" and "suggestion" in the context of a particular idea which was said to suggest another when it brought that other idea to mind.
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Propose

Make an offer of marriage to someone
I have already proposed to Sarah
One girl proposed marriage to him on the spot
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Suggestion

The act of suggesting
Bought the book at my suggestion.
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Propose

To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest
Propose a change in the law.
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Suggestion

Something suggested
Are you going to follow my suggestions?.
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Propose

To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.
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Suggestion

The sequential process by which one thought or mental image leads to another.
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Propose

To offer (a toast to be drunk).
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Suggestion

A psychological process by which an idea is induced in or adopted by another without argument, command, or coercion.
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Propose

To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend
Proposed to buy and run a farm.
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Suggestion

An idea or response so induced.
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Propose

To form or make a proposal, especially of marriage.
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Suggestion

A hint or trace
Just a suggestion of makeup.
The first suggestion of trouble ahead.
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Propose

(transitive) To suggest a plan, course of action, etc.
I propose going to see a film.
To propose an alliance
To propose a question for discussion
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Suggestion

(countable) Something suggested (with subsequent adposition being for)
I have a small suggestion for fixing this: try lifting the left side up a bit.
Make a suggestion
Traffic signs seem to be more of a suggestion than an order.
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Propose

To ask for a person's hand in marriage.
He proposed to her last night and she accepted him.
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Suggestion

(uncountable) The act of suggesting.
Suggestion often works better than explicit demand.
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Propose

(transitive) To intend.
He proposes to set up his own business.
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Suggestion

Something implied, which the mind is liable to take as fact.
He’s somehow picked up the suggestion that I like peanuts.
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Propose

(obsolete) To talk; to converse.
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Suggestion

The act of exercising control over a hypnotised subject by communicating some belief or impulse by means of words or gestures; the idea so suggested.
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Propose

(obsolete) To set forth.
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Suggestion

Information, insinuation, speculation, as opposed to a sworn testimony and evidence.
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Propose

(obsolete) An objective or aim.
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Suggestion

The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.
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Propose

To set forth.
That being proposed brimfull of wine, one scarce could lift it up.
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Suggestion

That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation.
Why do I yield to that suggestion?
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Propose

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.
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Suggestion

Charge; complaint; accusation.
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Propose

To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend.
I propose to relate, in several volumes, the history of the people of New England.
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Suggestion

Information without oath; an entry of a material fact or circumstance on the record for the information of the court, at the death or insolvency of a party.
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Propose

To speak; to converse.
There shalt thou find my cousin Beatrice,Proposing with the prince and Claudio.
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Suggestion

The act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; - a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.
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Propose

To form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God disposes.
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Suggestion

The control of the mind of an hypnotic subject by ideas in the mind of the hypnotizer.
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.
Arthur, whom they say is killed to-nightOn your suggestion.
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Propose

To offer one's self in marriage.
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Suggestion

An idea that is suggested;
The picnic was her suggestion
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Propose

Talk; discourse.
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Suggestion

A proposal offered for acceptance or rejection;
It was a suggestion we couldn't refuse
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Propose

Make a proposal, declare a plan for something
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Suggestion

A just detectable amount;
He speaks French with a trace of an accent
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Propose

Present for consideration
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Suggestion

Persuasion formulated as a suggestion
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Propose

Propose or intend;
I aim to arrive at noon
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Suggestion

The sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association
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Propose

Put forward; nominate for appointment to an office;
The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission
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Suggestion

The act of inducing hypnosis
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Propose

Ask (someone) to marry you;
He popped the question on Sunday night
She proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months
The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman
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