transitive verb-·posed′, -·pos′ing
- to put forth for consideration or acceptance
- to purpose, plan, or intend
- to suggest drinking (a toast)
- to nominate (someone) for membership, office, etc.
Origin of proposeLate Middle English from Old French proposer, altered (infl. by poser: see pose) from Classical Latin proponere (pp. propositus), to set forth, display, propose: see pro- and position
- to make a proposal; form or declare a purpose or design
- to offer marriage