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Meaning of “proposal” in the English Dictionary

"proposal" in British English

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proposalnoun [C]

uk   /prəˈpəʊ.zəl/  us   /-ˈpoʊ-/
B2 a ​suggestion, sometimes a written one: Congress has ​rejected the ​latesteconomic proposal put ​forward by the President. [+ to infinitive] There has been an ​angryreaction to the government's proposal toreduceunemploymentbenefit. Have you ​read Steve's proposals for the new ​project? [+ that] There was ​anger at the proposal that a UN ​peacekeepingforce should be ​sent to the ​area.B2 an ​offer of ​marriage

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(Definition of proposal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"proposal" in American English

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proposalnoun [C]

 us   /prəˈpoʊ·zəl/
a ​suggestion for a ​possibleplan or ​action: The president’s proposal was to ​tax a ​percentage of ​SocialSecuritybenefits for high-income ​people.
(Definition of proposal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"proposal" in Business English

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proposalnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​minimumwage.a proposal to do sth Management has made proposals to ​capovertime.make/put forward/submit a proposal Nine other ​firmssubmitted proposals for the Navy complex.approve/consider/reject a proposal Investors ​approved the ​merger proposal. abudget/​spending proposal amerger/​project/​tax proposal
INSURANCE an ​officialdocument in which you give ​information about yourself and your ​property for an ​insuranceagreement: Once you have completed the on-screen proposal ​form, the ​premium and ​cover details are ​sent to you by ​e-mail.
(Definition of proposal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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