• 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

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