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"suggestion" in British English

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suggestionnoun [C or U]

uk   /səˈdʒes.tʃən/  us   /səˈdʒes.tʃən/
B1 an idea, plan, or action that is suggested or the act of suggesting it: I don't know what to wear tonight - do you have any suggestions? She made some very helpful suggestions but her boss rejected them all. [+ that] They didn't like my suggestion that we should all share the cost. I have a few favourite restaurants that I tend to go back to, but I'm always open to new suggestions (= willing to try new ones that people suggest). I went to the Park Street dentist's at Ann's suggestion (= as a result of Ann suggesting it) and I was really impressed.
communication of an idea without stating it directly: the suggestion of his guilt
a very small amount of something: a suggestion of an Irish accent

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

"suggestion" in American English

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suggestionnoun

 us   /səɡˈdʒes·tʃən, sə-/
  • suggestion noun (IDEA MENTIONED)

[C/U] an idea, possible plan, or action that is mentioned for other people to consider: [C] She made some helpful suggestions on how to cut our costs. [C] They didn’t like my suggestion that we should all share the cost. [U] We’re open to suggestion (= willing to listen to other people’s ideas).
  • suggestion noun (SOMETHING THAT SHOWS)

[C] something that shows the existence of something but is not obvious: Police said there was no suggestion of foul play and that the death was the result of an accident.
(Definition of suggestion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “suggestion”
in Arabic اِقْتِراح…
in Korean 제안…
in Portuguese sugestão, proposta…
in Catalan suggeriment…
in Japanese 提案, 意見…
in Chinese (Simplified) 提议, 建议, 暗示…
in Turkish öneri, teklif…
in Russian предложение, совет…
in Chinese (Traditional) 提議, 建議, 暗示…
in Italian suggerimento, proposta…
in Polish propozycja, sugestia…
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