Suggest meaning

səg-jĕst, sə-jĕst
To serve as or provide a motive for; prompt or demand.

Such a crime suggests apt punishment.

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To propose as a possibility.

To suggest a course of study.

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The definition of an example of suggest is to propose something or offer up a potential option for consideration.

An example of suggest is when you propose that someone might want to go to the store.

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To imply but stop short of saying explicitly.

Are you suggesting that I killed my wife?

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To show indirectly; imply; intimate.

A silence that suggested agreement.

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To ask for without demanding.

I'd like to suggest that we go out to lunch. I'd like to suggest going out to lunch.

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The guidebook suggests that we visit the local cathedral, which is apparently beautiful.

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To bring or call to mind by logic or association; evoke.

A cloud that suggests a mushroom; a ringlike symbol suggesting unity.

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To serve as a motive for; prompt.

A success that suggested further attempts.

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To bring or call to mind through association of ideas.

Objects suggested by the shapes of clouds.

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To make one suppose; cause one to suppose (something).

The name "hamburger" suggests that hamburgers originated from Hamburg.

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To mention as something to think over, act on, etc.; bring to the mind for consideration.
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To express or say indirectly.

The police officer seemed to be suggesting that the death was not an accident.

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To make evident indirectly; intimate or imply.

A silence that suggested disapproval.

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To offer for consideration or action; propose.

Suggest things for children to do; suggested that we take a walk.

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Origin of suggest

  • Latin suggerere suggest- sub- up sub– gerere to carry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined based on Latin suggestus, perfect passive participle of suggerō (“I carry or bring under, furnish, supply, excite, advise, suggest"), from sub (“under") + gerō (“I bear, carry").

    From Wiktionary