Meaning of “put sth/sb forward” in the English Dictionary

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"put sth/sb forward" in British English

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put sth/sb forward

US put sth/sb forth
phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ us /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:

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 herself forward as a candidate.

More examples

  • A number of theories have been put forward about the possible causes of cancer.
  • He decided to put himself forward for promotion.

(Definition of “put sth/sb forward” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"put sth/sb forward" in Business English

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put sth/sb forward

US put sth/sb forth
phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ us verb putting, put, put

to offer an idea or opinion, or suggest a plan or person, for other people to consider:

The proposals that you have put forward deserve serious consideration.
put sb/sth forward for sth I've put myself forward for the sales manager job.

(Definition of “put sth/sb forward” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)