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English definition of “suggest”

suggest

verb [T]     /səˈdʒest/
IDEA B1 to express an idea or plan for someone to consider: [+ (that)] I suggest that we park the car here and walk into town. [+ doing sth] He suggested having the meeting at his house.Suggestions and proposals
ADVICE B1 to say that someone or something is suitable for something: to suggest someone for a job Can you suggest a good hotel?Suggestions and proposals
SEEM TRUE B2 to make something seem likely to be true: All the evidence suggests that she did it.Showing and demonstrating
(Definition of suggest verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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