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Meaning of SUGGESTION

Pronunciation:  sug'jeschun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of inducing hypnosis
  2. [n]  an idea that is suggested; "the picnic was her suggestion"
  3. [n]  a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
  4. [n]  the act of suggesting; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
  5. [n]  a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
 

SUGGESTION is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: hint, hypnotism, mesmerism, proffer, prompting, proposition, trace
 
 See Also: advance, approach, breath, feeler, ghost, hint, idea, influence, inkling, intimation, intimation, overture, persuasion, proposal, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, spark, suasion, thought, touch, trace

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sug*ges"tion\, n. (Hypnotism)
    The control of the mind of an hypnotic subject by ideas in
    the mind of the hypnotizer.
    
    
  2. \Sug*ges"tion\, n. [F. suggestion, L. suggestio.]
    1. The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.
    
    2. That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a
       hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a
       secret incitement; temptation.
    
             Why do I yield to that suggestion?    --Shak.
    
    3. Charge; complaint; accusation. [Obs.] ``A false
       suggestion.'' --Chaucer.
    
    4. (Law) Information without oath; an entry of a material
       fact or circumstance on the record for the information of
       the court, at the death or insolvency of a party.
    
    5. (Physiol. & Metaph.) The act or power of originating or
       recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original
       and relative; -- a term much used by Scottish
       metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.
    
    Syn: Hint; allusion; intimation; insinuation.
    
    Usage: {Suggestion}, {Hint}. A hint is the briefest or most
           indirect mode of calling one's attention to a subject.
           A suggestion is a putting of something before the mind
           for consideration, an indirect or guarded mode of
           presenting argument or advice. A hint is usually
           something slight or covert, and may by merely negative
           in its character. A suggestion is ordinarily intended
           to furnish us with some practical assistance or
           direction. ``He gave me a hint of my danger, and added
           some suggestions as to the means of avoiding it.''
    
                 Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just
                 hint a fault, and hesitate dislike. --Pope.
    
                 Arthur, whom they say is killed to-night On your
                 suggestion.                       --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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