suggest (suggests, present participle suggesting; past and past participle suggested)
- (transitive) To imply but stop short of saying explicitly.
- 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. […], London: […] Thomas Basset, […], OCLC 153628242 ↗:, Book II, Chapter III
- Some ideas […] are suggested to the mind by all the ways of sensation and reflection.
- Are you suggesting that I killed my wife?
- To make one suppose; cause one to suppose (something).
- The name "hamburger" suggests that hamburgers originated from Hamburg.
- (transitive) To mention something as an idea, typically in order to recommend it
- I’d like to suggest that we go out to lunch. I’d like to suggest going out to lunch.
- The guidebook suggests that we visit the local cathedral, which is apparently beautiful.
- (obsolete, transitive) To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt.
- c. 1590–1591, William Shakespeare, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene i]:
- Knowing that tender youth is soon suggested.
- (imply but stop short of saying explicitly) allude, hint, imply, insinuate, suggestion
- (ask for without demanding) propose
- See also Thesaurus:advise
- French: proposer, suggérer
- German: vorschlagen
- Italian: proporre, suggerire
- Portuguese: propor, sugerir
- Russian: предлага́ть
- Spanish: sugerir