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verb [T] uk   /səˈdʒest/ us  

suggest verb [T] (MENTION)

B1 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 near the station. 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 might find a chemist's?
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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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suggest verb [T] (PRODUCE AN IDEA)

formal to produce an idea in the mind: Does anything suggest itself? (= Do you have any ideas about what we should do?)
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