Meaning of “suggest” in the English Dictionary

"suggest" in English

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suggestverb [ T ]

uk /səˈdʒest/ us /səˈdʒest/

suggest verb [ T ] (MENTION)

B1 to mention an idea, possible plan, or action for other people to consider:

I suggested an Italian restaurant near the station for the party.
formal Might I suggest a white wine with your salmon, sir?
[ + (that) ] I suggest (that) we wait a while before we make any firm decisions.
Liz suggested (that) I try the shop on Mill Road.
[ + -ing verb ] I suggested putting the matter to the committee.
[ + question word ] Can you suggest where I could buy a dozen roses?

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suggest verb [ T ] (SHOW/EXPRESS)

B2 to communicate or show an idea or feeling without stating it directly or giving proof:

[ + (that) ] There's no absolute proof, but all the evidence suggests (that) he's guilty.
Are you suggesting (that) I look fat in these trousers?
Something about his manner suggested a lack of interest in what we were doing.

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

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suggestverb [ T ]

us /səɡˈdʒest, sə-/

suggest verb [ T ] (MENTION)

to mention an idea, possible plan, or action for other people to consider:

They were wondering where to hold the office party and I suggested the Italian restaurant on Main Street.
[ + that clause ] I suggest that we ask someone for directions, or we’ll never find the place.

suggest verb [ T ] (SHOW)

to communicate or show an idea or feeling without stating it directly:

His manner suggested a lack of interest in what we were doing.
[ + that clause ] She’s applied for a lot of jobs recently, which suggests that she’s not altogether happy with her position.

(Definition of “suggest” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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Let me just suggest a few possibilities.
To keep this item on the agenda and to ensure that progress is reported we would suggest a triennial reporting exercise.
The strategy raises serious concerns about the transport implications of enlargement, but the report did not suggest much in the way of concrete measures.
Let me suggest, however, that consideration of the relative size of businesses is indispensable and that small businesses cannot be treated in the same way as multinational food corporations.
I suggest to you that this wording and much of the wording here is not only complex, difficult and opaque but actually goes in entirely the wrong direction.
With regard to the ageing population, nobody will dare suggest that we finally return to a true pro-family policy that encourages a higher birth rate.
To evaluate the policy's effectiveness is one thing, but to suggest, as this report does, that international conventions that work well should be rescinded is going too far.
I suggest that that should be added.
Common sense and the interests of small and medium enterprises suggest that data-sharing should be mandatory, while of course respecting commercial confidentiality in the strict sense of the term.
Public interest considerations suggest there will be a need for access to this content through all major delivery platforms, whatever access regime is finally decided upon.