• (RP) IPA: /səˈd͡ʒɛstjən/
  • (GA) IPA: /səɡˈd͡ʒɛstʃən/


  1. (countable) Something suggested (with subsequent adposition being for)
    I have a small suggestion for fixing this: try lifting the left side up a bit.
    Traffic signs seem to be more of a suggestion than an order.
  2. (uncountable) The act of suggesting.
    Suggestion often works better than explicit demand.
  3. (countable, psychology) Something implied, which the mind is liable to take as fact.
    He's somehow picked up the suggestion that I like peanuts.
  4. 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.
  5. (law, countable) information, insinuation, speculation, as opposed to a sworn testimony and evidence
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