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Meaning of SUGGEST

Pronunciation:  sug'jest

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  drop a hint; intimate by a hint
  2. [v]  suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine; "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"
  3. [v]  call to mind or evoke
  4. [v]  imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"
  5. [v]  make a proposal, declare a plan for something

SUGGEST is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: advise, evoke, hint, indicate, paint a picture, propose
 Antonyms: contraindicate
 See Also: adumbrate, advance, advert, advocate, allude, clue in, convey, declare, evince, express, feed back, impart, imply, incriminate, inculpate, inform, insinuate, intimate, make a motion, make out, move, proposition, put forward, recommend, reek, show, smack, state, submit, throw out, touch, urge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sug*gest"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suggested}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Suggesting}.] [L. suggestus, p. p. of suggerere to
    put under, furnish, suggest; sub under + gerere to carry, to
    bring. See {Jest}.]
    1. To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be
       thought of, usually by the agency of other objects.
             Some ideas . . . are suggested to the mind by all
             the ways of sensation and reflection. --Locke.
    2. To propose with difference or modesty; to hint; to
       intimate; as, to suggest a difficulty.
    3. To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt. [Obs.]
             Knowing that tender youth is soon suggested. --Shak.
    4. To inform secretly. [Obs.]
    Syn: To hint; allude to; refer to; insinuate.
  2. \Sug*gest"\, v. i.
    To make suggestions; to tempt. [Obs.]
          And ever weaker grows through acted crime, Or
          seeming-genial, venial fault, Recurring and suggesting
          still.                                   --Tennyson.