Suggest Definition

səg-jĕst, sə-jĕst
suggested, suggesting, suggests
suggested, suggesting, suggests
To mention as something to think over, act on, etc.; bring to the mind for consideration.
Webster's New World
To express or say indirectly.
The police officer seemed to be suggesting that the death was not an accident.
American Heritage
To propose as a possibility.
To suggest a course of study.
Webster's New World
To bring or call to mind through association of ideas.
Objects suggested by the shapes of clouds.
Webster's New World
To show indirectly; imply; intimate.
A silence that suggested agreement.
Webster's New World

Origin of Suggest

  • 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

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

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

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