Synonyms for propose

Synonyms for (verb) propose

Synonyms: project, propose

Definition: present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.

Usage: He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism; She proposed a new theory of relativity

Similar words: plan

Definition: make plans for something

Usage: He is planning a trip with his family


Synonyms: propose, purport, purpose, aim

Definition: propose or intend

Usage: I aim to arrive at noon

Similar words: intend, think, mean

Definition: have in mind as a purpose

Usage: I mean no harm; I only meant to help you; She didn't think to harm me; We thought to return early that night


Synonyms: advise, suggest, propose

Definition: make a proposal, declare a plan for something

Usage: the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax

Similar words: declare

Definition: state emphatically and authoritatively

Usage: He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with


Synonyms: propose, pop the question, offer, declare oneself

Definition: ask (someone) to marry you

Usage: 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

Similar words: request

Definition: ask (a person) to do something

Usage: She asked him to be here at noon; I requested that she type the entire manuscript


Synonyms: propose, nominate

Definition: put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position

Usage: The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her