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English definition of “put sth/sb forward”

put sth/sb forward

(US put sth/sb forth) phrasal verb with put     /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 her self forward as a candidate .Suggestions and proposals
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