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English definition of “proposal”


noun [C]     /prəˈpəʊzəl/
PLAN B2 a suggestion for a plan: [+ to do sth] a proposal to raise taxes The proposal for a new sports hall has been rejected.Suggestions and proposals
MARRY B2 a request in which you ask someone to marry youMarriage, cohabitation and other relationships
(Definition of proposal noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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