Suggestion definition

səg-jĕschən, sə-jĕs-
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A faint hint or indication; small amount; trace.

A suggestion of boredom in her tone.

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The process by which an idea is brought to the mind through its connection or association with another idea already in the mind.
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The definition of a suggestion is a proposal made or an idea that has been put forth.

An example of suggestion is when someone offers up an idea for what to do that evening.

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A psychological process by which an idea is induced in or adopted by another without argument, command, or coercion.
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A suggesting or being suggested.
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A hint or trace.

Just a suggestion of makeup; the first suggestion of trouble ahead.

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Something suggested.
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An idea or response so induced.
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Something suggested.

Are you going to follow my suggestions?

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An idea or response so induced.
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The idea induced or the stimulus used to induce it.
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(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.

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(uncountable) The act of suggesting.

Suggestion often works better than explicit demand.

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(countable, psychology) Something implied, which the mind is liable to take as fact.

He's somehow picked up the suggestion that I like peanuts.

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A psychological process by which an idea is induced in or adopted by another without argument, command, or coercion.
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Inducing of an idea that is accepted or acted on readily and uncritically, as in hypnosis.
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The act of suggesting.

Bought the book at my suggestion.

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The sequential process by which one thought or mental image leads to another.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
suggestion
Plural:
suggestions

Origin of suggestion

  • From Anglo-Norman suggestioun, Old French suggestion (modern French suggestion), from Latin suggestio, from suggero (“suggest").

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