Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “suggestion”

See all translations

suggestion

noun [C or U] uk   /səˈdʒes.tʃən/ us  
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
More examples
Translations of “suggestion”
in Korean 제안…
in Arabic اِقْتِراح…
in Portuguese sugestão, proposta…
in Catalan suggeriment…
in Japanese 提案, 意見…
in Italian suggerimento, proposta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 提議, 建議, 暗示…
in Russian предложение, совет…
in Turkish öneri, teklif…
in Chinese (Simplified) 提议, 建议, 暗示…
in Polish propozycja, sugestia…
(Definition of suggestion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of suggestion?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “suggestion” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hard luck story

a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More