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proposal

noun [C]     /prəˈpəʊzəl/
a formal suggestion, plan, or idea, often a written one: a proposal for sth The Senate rejected the proposal for a rise in Brazil's minimum wage.a proposal to do sth Management has made proposals to cap overtime.make/put forward/submit a proposal Nine other firms submitted proposals for the Navy complex.approve/consider/reject a proposal Investors approved the merger proposal. a budget/spending proposal a merger/project/tax proposal
INSURANCE an official document in which you give information about yourself and your property for an insurance agreement: Once you have completed the on-screen proposal form, the premium and cover details are sent to you by e-mail.
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