• A woman hates to give in awful, so I suggested a compromise on California
    A woman hates to give in awful, so I suggested a compromise on California
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v suggest make a proposal, declare a plan for something "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"
    • v suggest drop a hint; intimate by a hint
    • v suggest suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"
    • v suggest call to mind "this remark evoked sadness"
    • v suggest imply as a possibility "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Walt Disney had originally suggested using the name Mortimer Mouse instead of Mickey Mouse
    • Suggest To inform secretly.
    • Suggest To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be thought of, usually by the agency of other objects. "Some ideas . . . are suggested to the mind by all the ways of sensation and reflection."
    • v. i Suggest To make suggestions; to tempt. "And ever weaker grows through acted crime,
      Or seeming-genial, venial fault,
      Recurring and suggesting still."
    • Suggest To propose with difference or modesty; to hint; to intimate; as, to suggest a difficulty.
    • Suggest To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt. "Knowing that tender youth is soon suggested ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It has been suggested that shepherds are responsible for inventing the game golf. It is said that they used to use their staffs to hit the stones
    • suggest To place before another's mind problematically; hint; intimate; insinuate; introduce to another's mind by the prompting of an indirect or mediate association.
    • suggest To act, as an idea, so as to call up (another idea) by virtue either of an association or of a natural connection between the ideas.
    • suggest To seduce; tempt; tempt away (from).
    • suggest Synonyms Intimate, Insinuate, etc. See hint.
    • suggest To indicate, prompt, advise, remind of.
    • suggest To make suggestions; be tempting; present thoughts or motives with indirectness or with diffidence to the mind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: From 13th June'1948 to 1st June'1958 a citizen of Los Angeles hiccoughed 160,000,000 times. People sent him 60,000 suggestions for cures.
    • v.t Suggest suj-jest′ to introduce indirectly to the thoughts: to hint
    • v.i Suggest to make suggestions
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  • Charles Horton Cooley
    “We are born to action; and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.”
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    “It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.”
  • Arthur Bloch
    Arthur Bloch
    “The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising.”
  • Fran Lebowitz
    “If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.”
  • Sir Humphrey Davy
    Sir Humphrey Davy
    “The most important of my discoveries has been suggested to me by my failures.”
  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    “The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. suggestus, p. p. of suggerere, to put under, furnish, suggest; sub, under + gerere, to carry, to bring. See Jest


In literature:

I hope my suggestion may meet with favor in the Conference.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Newton himself suggested that Gravitation was due to an aetherial subtle medium, which filled all space.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
And now the last thing that is suggested by yet another of these eloquent expressions is deduced from another part of the same phrase.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Suggestion did not seem to be much of a factor.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo Münsterberg
I suggested my plan, which he considered favorably.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
It suggested a larger world, a higher life of which hitherto he had been ignorant.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
She thought now of his very words, and suggested to herself that perhaps he would never say them again.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
What remains to be said of Mill personally may be suggested by a noticeable parallel.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
The suggestion that we hike over to the girls' camp and see what was going on originated with me.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
Sproatly was an Englishman of good education, though his appearance seldom suggested it.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
It was his head which suggested that irrelevance was best.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Quite as probably mythological beliefs were suggested by astrological notions.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
From these real sensations imagination draws its life, and suggestion its power.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
A cure for isolation sometimes suggested is the gathering of the farmers into villages.
"Chapters in Rural Progress" by Kenyon L. Butterfield
When the subject has passed through the preceding experiments and has understood them, he is ripe for curative suggestion.
"Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion" by Emile Coué
And yet on his face was a suggestion of relief, of vulgar triumph.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
Yet it suggests something that no ordinary human figure could suggest.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
The girl's eyes had grown compassionate as she watched him, for there was a suggestive greyness in his face.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
The other waived the suggestion.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
It suggested a clean starched shirt just home from the laundry.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

His wish was kind--may love so true.
Ne'er want its wishes long:
Thus from his fond suggestion grew,
This tributary song.
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
It speaks with clear, commanding clicks,
Suggestive of the donor;
And 'tends to business--never sick
A bit more than the owner.
"The Little Clock" by Hattie Howard
The sweet suggestions of the wind,
That spake in whispers, now are stilled;
The songless branches all remind
That summer's glory is fulfilled.
"In Sutton Woods" by Alfred Austin
Whate'er my fears or foes suggest,
Thou art my hope, my joy, my rest;
My heart shall feel thy love, and raise
My cheerful voice to songs of praise.
"Psalm 13" by Isaac Watts
"We should all of us grieve, as you well may believe,
If you never were met with again—
But surely, my man, when the voyage began,
You might have suggested it then?
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
"Let's bathe," the angel suddenly suggested.
"Agreed," the demon answered. "I'll go last,
Because I needs must leave quite unmolested
This tiresome sun, which I will now make fast."
"A Servian Legend" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Iran's supreme leader embraced concept of nuclear arms, archival document suggests.
And one or two even push the envelope of the group show format, suggesting that it can be a provocative art form in itself.
He suggests I have lied in three of my columns published by the MDJ in recent weeks.
Polls suggest that Arkansas' House contingent could flip from three Democrats to three Republicans Tuesday.
Data from the Cassini mission to Saturn suggest geological activity on Tethys and Dione.
As usual, I have a bunch of suggestions.
Bellow 's quasi-confession suggests something of the perplexity that has always faced American Jewish novelists dealing with the Holocaust.
Marked by or suggestive of goodwill.
Benjamin Franklin suggested we spring forward.
Tuesday's vote on metro Atlanta's transportation sales tax referendum is expected to be close, but the latest polling suggests the TSPLOST will not be approved.
New research suggests that children of older fathers are at a higher risk of having autism.
When Gothard suggested we try some stalls, I was eager.
A new study suggests that some assisted reproduction techniques carry a higher risk of birth defect s in the children produced.
A large new study from Australia suggests both may play a role.
The host galaxy is of a type not expected to harbor a supermassive black hole , suggesting that this black hole , while related to its supermassive cousins, may have a different origin.

In science:

Equation (4.1) suggests that the speed of the peak shift varies with the temperature.
Scaling Law and Aging Phenomena in the Random Energy Model
These examples suggest that the linear polarization intensities observed toward W51C, W28, and W44 could be reduced from their ‘true’ values by one or both of these effects, making the calculation of θ directly from q unreliable.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
Alternatively, other theoretical studies suggest that Bθ is a good approximation to | ~B | (i.e.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
II A where a scheme for description of scattering by magnetic field is suggested.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
Since there are three pions, this suggests that n = 4 and that the ground state of the theory should be symmetric under O(3).
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
This suggests that there may be a scaling relation for a general k .
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
This suggests a disc origin for all these lines.
A TiO study of the dwarf nova IP Pegasi
As suggested by Bildsten (1998), the strong buoyancy in the atmosphere gives Ri ≫ 1.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
Penrose has suggested that this might be optimal for quantum error correction.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
This suggests that the assymetry is generated by the jet-like structure of final states and not by any specific features of the procedure modelling the BE effect.
Modelling Bose-Einstein effect from asymmetric sources in Monte Carlo generators
Our study suggests that l ∼ ρ−1/α ∼ R (see Eq. (173)). • Since a DLA cluster is fractal, the largest voids inside it are of typical linear size λ ∼ R. structures, l > λ, which suggests again that for DLA, l ∼ R.
Distance traveled by random walkers before absorption in a random medium
This suggests that another factor besides mass and age plays a role in establishing the rotation properties within a cluster and we suggest that it is environment.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
We are grateful to Ben Green for suggesting the feasibility of Theorem 1.2, and to Ernie Croot and Mihalis Kolountzakis for helpful discussions and suggestions.
Arithmetic structures in random sets
We thank Lenya Ryzhik for a helpful suggestion regarding the proof of Proposition 13 and Andrej Zlatos for suggesting the form of the super-solution (7.8).
Occupation Statistics of Critical Branching Random Walks in Two or Higher Dimensions
The Tucson and AMES models suggest that Y -band suppression could occur at higher metallicity, although the BT-Settl models suggest that some enhancement may occur (at the expense of shorter wavelength flux).
Fifteen new T dwarfs discovered in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey