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put sth/sb forward

(US put sth/sb forth)
phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
C1 to state an idea or opinion, or to suggest a plan or person, for other people to consider: The proposals that you have put forward deserve serious consideration. I wasn't convinced by any of the arguments that he put forward. Many suggestions have been put forward, but a decision is unlikely until after next year's general election. The peace plan put forward last August has been revived for the latest round of negotiations. She has decided to put her name/put herself forward as a candidate.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 提出(想法或計劃), 推薦(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 提出(想法或计划), 推荐(某人)…
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