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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 ​weartonight - 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 ​favouriterestaurants that I ​tend to go back to, but I'm always open to new suggestions (= ​willing to ​try new ​ones that ​peoplesuggest). 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 ​smallamount of something: a suggestion of an ​Irishaccent

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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, ​possibleplan, or ​action that is ​mentioned for other ​people to ​consider: [C] She made some ​helpful suggestions on how to ​cutourcosts. [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 ​foulplay 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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