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English definition of “proposal”

proposal

noun [C] uk   /prəˈpəʊ.zəl/ us    /-ˈpoʊ-/
B2 a suggestion, sometimes a written one: Congress has rejected the latest economic proposal put forward by the president. [+ to infinitive] There has been an angry reaction to the government's proposal to reduce unemployment benefit. Have you read Steve's proposals for the new project? [+ that] There was anger at the proposal that a UN peacekeeping force should be sent to the area.Suggestions and proposals B2 an offer of marriageRelating to weddings
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