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English definition of “suggestion”

suggestion

noun [C or U]     /səˈdʒes.tʃən/
B1 an idea, plan, or action that is suggested or the act of suggesting it: I don't know what to wear tonight - do you have any suggestions? She made some very helpful suggestions but her boss rejected them all. [+ that] They didn't like my suggestion that we should all share the cost. I have a few favourite restaurants that I tend to go back to, but I'm always open to new suggestions (= willing to try new ones that people suggest). I went to the Park Street dentist's at Ann's suggestion (= as a result of Ann suggesting it) and I was really impressed.Suggestions and proposals communication of an idea without stating it directly: the suggestion of his guiltDigressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much a very small amount of something: a suggestion of an Irish accentWords meaning small pieces and amountsSmall in number and quantity Grammar:SuggestionsIf we make a suggestion, it means that we mention a possible course of action to someone. There are a number of expressions which we can use to make suggestions.See more
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