• 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
    • n suggestion the act of inducing hypnosis
    • n suggestion the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association
    • n suggestion an idea that is suggested "the picnic was her suggestion"
    • n suggestion a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
    • n suggestion persuasion formulated as a suggestion
    • n suggestion a just detectable amount "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
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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
    • Suggestion Charge; complaint; accusation. "A false suggestion ."
    • Suggestion (Law) Information without oath; an entry of a material fact or circumstance on the record for the information of the court, at the death or insolvency of a party.
    • Suggestion That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation. "Why do I yield to that suggestion ?"
    • Suggestion The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.
    • Suggestion (Physiol. & Metaph) The act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; -- a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.
    • Suggestion (Hypnotism) The control of the mind of an hypnotic subject by ideas in the mind of the hypnotizer. "Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,
      Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike."
      "Arthur, whom they say is killed to-night
      On your suggestion ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Britain's present royal family was originally named Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The name was changed in 1917, during WW1 because of German connotations. The name Windsor was suggested by one of the staff. At the same time the Battenberg family name of the cousins to the Windsors was changed into Mountbatten.
    • n suggestion The act of placing before the mind problematically; also, the idea so produced; the insinuation of an idea by indirect association; hint; intimation; prompting; also, especially, an incitement to an animal, brutal, or diabolical act.
    • n suggestion The action of an idea in bringing another idea to mind, either through the force of association or by virtue of the natural connection of the ideas.
    • n suggestion Specifically, in hypnotism, the insinuation of a belief or impulse into the mind of the subject by any means, as by words or gestures, usually by emphatic declaration; also, the impulse of trust and submission which leads to the effectiveness of such incitement; also, the idea so suggested. Verbal suggestion is the usual method. Another is known as suggestion by attitude, as when, for instance, a person placed in the attitude of prayer is caused to pray.
    • n suggestion Indirect or hidden action.
    • n suggestion In law, information without oath. An information drawn in writing, showing cause to have a prohibition.
    • n suggestion Synonyms Intimation, Insinuation, etc. See hint, transitive verb
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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.
    • n Suggestion act of suggesting: hint: proposal: incitement, temptation:
    • n Suggestion (law) information without oath, not being pleadable: the act of exercising control over a hypnotised subject by communicating some belief or impulse by means of words or gestures, also the idea so suggested
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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.”
  • Milton Friedman
    “History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.”
  • Edward Norman
    Edward Norman
    “Many are called but few are chosen. There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair.”
  • Albert Camus
    “As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.”
  • Arthur Bloch
    Arthur Bloch
    “The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. suggestion, L. suggestio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sub, under, gerĕre, gestum, to carry.


In literature:

Not even Milton's "Il Penseroso," which it strongly suggests, excels it in beauty and suggestiveness.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
Then as regards clogs, my suggestion of them seems to have aroused a great deal of terror.
"Miscellanies" by Oscar Wilde
I am obliged to you for your suggestion.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
The suggestion awoke in her an instant craving for the true beauty of the land.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
Kilkenny was regarded as a stronghold of the Confederation, and Dillon suggested it should be the objective.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
He would have suggested no limit, but this he knew would be all in favor of Lablache, whose resources were vast.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
A suggestion is given ready access to the mind of the other man.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
There now, Mr. Glynn, you were asking me yesterday to suggest some one for junior warden.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
Brett surprised both, for different reasons, by readily falling in with Capella's suggestion.
"The Stowmarket Mystery" by Louis Tracy
But while suggestion is not everything, it is equally true that there is suggestion in everything.
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
Suggestibility is then enormously increased; and we know how much suggestion means to us.
"The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day" by Evelyn Underhill
This is suggested first by the various illusions of movement.
"The Photoplay" by Hugo Münsterberg
Every incident suggests a text and every text suggests a new application.
"The Gentle Reader" by Samuel McChord Crothers
He received my suggestion most favorably, so I asked him to let me take his chair for a few moments.
"Under Four Administrations" by Oscar S. Straus
Our proximity suggested the little shanty under the city wall by the sea, and thither we went.
"The Fortunate Isles" by Mary Stuart Boyd
Every movement of his features suggested mockery, cynicism, cruelty.
"The Everlasting Arms" by Joseph Hocking
The cheeks were ruddy, with a ruddiness which suggested alcohol.
"The Crime and the Criminal" by Richard Marsh
It was a pretty grimy piece of newspaper, and was not of a size to suggest extensive contents.
"Confessions of a Young Lady" by Richard Marsh
Even the surgeon's blade would disclose nothing suggesting life.
"The Twickenham Peerage" by Richard Marsh
It is not even suggested that the recurring sacrifices were required.
"Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job" by Robert Watson

In poetry:

Who does his duty is a question
Too complex to be solved by me,
But he, I venture the suggestion,
Does part of his that plants a tree.
"On Planting A Tree At Inveraray" by James Russell Lowell
While o'er the landscape far and near
A greyish, sombre veil had spread,
Suggesting to the soul the drear
And awful silence of the dead.
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
So do I still remember eyes imbued
With far reflections--as the stars suggest
The silence, purity and solitude
Of infinite peace and rest.
"Remembered" by Madison Julius Cawein
Should male, or female friend, but seem
To lesten her in your esteem,
To their suggestions ne'er attend,
They come from a suspicious friend.
"To A New Married Man" by William Hutton
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
The faith, the vigour, bold to dwell
On doubts that drive the coward back,
And keen thro' wordy snares to track
Suggestion to her inmost cell.
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 95" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Mr Clean Magic Erasers work pretty well, but wondered if you have a better suggestion to keep the "yuck" from growing.
The actor was bracing himself to deliver an emotional scene in the erotic thriller, and was stunned when his co-star suggested they dance while he was wearing nothing but a pair of tight, white briefs.
One of our readers, who commented under the name Mark, made a suggestion we're going to take up.
A report released Friday suggests that, despite claims to the contrary, the NYPD singled out Muslims for surveillance and sometimes even crossed state lines.
Ms Tucker, I humbly suggest Iran.
The raw food diet simply suggests these foods should be most of what we eat.
A few more thoughts on San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh going nuclear on New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride for suggesting Justin Smith "gets away with murder" by holding opposing offensive linemen.
Research suggests that, among adults, males make up as many as 1 in 4 people with anorexia , bulimia.
Surveys suggest that about one boat in four develops blisters .
Raumschmiere may be lumped in with the überhip Berlin techno scene, but the title of his second album, Blitzkrieg Pop, suggests an in-your-face alloy that his frequently too tasteful milieu would benefit from.
The researchers' analyses suggest the newfound drip won't cause the area to sink down or pop up quickly.
Some suggestions for the kids in your life.
That suggests many subprime borrowers were not necessarily naïve or greedy types who wanted a bigger house than they could afford.
Google Suggest is a Google Search feature that automatically completes a search query with suggested phrases as you type in the Google search text field.
And I want your suggestions in that suggestion box, because I sure don't know.

In science:

Fig. 8, blue line) suggests that there could be another unbiased value of β between −0.5 and 0.5, but tests suggest that there is instead a discontinuity around β = 0.
The extinction law from photometric data: linear regression methods
When measured against molecular mass (or surface density), some studies suggest ǫ′ is constant, but others suggest ǫ′ increasing systematically with surface density.
Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies
In particular, we want to verify that changing these parameters allows the user to obtain suggestions that are farther away from the seed papers M and to obtain suggestions that are either recent or more traditional.
Recommendation on Academic Networks using Direction Aware Citation Analysis
When investigating a player’s ~p, the PCA decomposition could be also useful for study suggestions — a program could examine the pattern gradient at the player’s position on the PCA dimensions and suggest patterns to avoid and patterns to play more often.
On Move Pattern Trends in a Large Go Games Corpus
No damping rings. For the laser, the ILC-type optical cavity or FEL is suggested. type optical cavity or FEL is suggested.
Report of the ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop 'Accelerators for a Higgs Factory: Linear vs. Circular' (HF2012)
Davis & Peebles (1983) suggested the existence of a systematic inflow of galaxies towards the center of the Virgo cluster, but Dressler et al. (1987) showed that the phenomena are more complicated than suggested by simple Virgo infall model.
This is to be compared with observations of rotation curves, which suggest according to the virial theorem that the amount of matter in galactic haloes Ωhalo ≃ 0.1. A similar abundance of baryonic matters is suggested 130 by observations of rich clusters of galaxies.
The Strange Spin of the Nucleon
It suggests that cold dark matter has much of the truth, but perhaps not all of it , and has led to the suggestion that something needs to be added to the simplest cold dark matter theory.
Inflation: From Theory to Observation and Back
For example, it is suggested that the smallness of ǫ arises from the ratio Mstr /MP l , or in the context of anomalous U(1) horizontal symmetries it is suggested that the ratio could be < θ > /Mpl where θ is a dynamical field which develops a VEV below the string scale.
SUSY/SUGRA/String Phenomenology
Can this be reconciled with Gunn-Peterson observations at z ≈ 4.7 that suggest reionization in hydrogen? Theoretical models of the QSO luminosity function and IGM opacity suggest that the IGM should be reionized in He II at z ≥ 3.3.
Structure and Evolution of The Intergalactic Medium: Conference Summary
Their data support a pole dominance picture and an asymptotic behaviour A/Q2 suggested by theory (Lepage (1979)) but not with the suggested coefficient A.
Report of the Working Group on Goldstone Boson Production and Decay
If a higher estimate of Tc was employed in the fit, finite-size scaling of the data was suggestive of a firstorder transition, while if a lower estimate of Tc was employed, it was suggestive of a continuous transition with the exponents close to the previous works .
Universality of phase transitions of frustrated antiferromagnets
To reconcile the cluster value of fb ≈ 0.1 with the LSB galaxy value of fb ≈ 0.02 suggested in Figure 3, one might suggest that not all of the baryons have been incorporated into the disk.
How Galaxies Don't Form
The power-law shape of the spectra suggests that energy input to the turbulence is on yet larger scales. A probable energy source on these larger scales is the galactic differential rotation, as also suggested by numerical simulations of Wada & Norman (1999).
Interpretation of the Spatial Power Spectra of Neutral Hydrogen in the Galaxy and in the Small Magellanic Cloud
The detailed scenario we suggested to explain the results of our analysis and comparisons with a nearby optically selected sample should be considered only that, a suggestion.
Dynamical and content evolution of a sample of clusters from z~0 to z~0.5