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English definition of “propose”

propose

verb [T]
 
 
/prəˈpəʊz/
to give someone a plan or idea to consider: She proposed a tax reform designed to make basic insurance more affordable.propose to do sth He is proposing to reduce the government's inflation target from 2.5% to 2%.propose doing sth They have proposed building a development of small, eco-friendly houses.propose that He proposed that the trade authorities get together to try to resolve the issue.
MEETINGS to suggest someone for a position or as a member of an organization: To be nominated as chairman, you need one person to propose you and another to second you.
MEETINGS to formally suggest an idea at a meeting, and ask people to vote on it: He proposed a motion that the chairman resign. → Compare second verb
propose to do sth to intend to do something: How do you propose to complete the project in such a short time scale?
proposed adjective
(Definition of propose from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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