Definitions for: Propose

[v] present for consideration
[v] propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
[v] make a proposal, declare a plan for something
[v] ask (someone) to marry you; "he popped the question on Sunday night"; "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"; "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"
[v] put forward; nominate for appointment to an office; "The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pro*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proposed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Proposing.] [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for,
forward) + poser to place. See Pose, v.]
1. To set forth. [Obs.]

That being proposed brimfull of wine, one scarce
could lift it up. --Chapman.

2. To offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, or
adoption; as, to propose terms of peace; to propose a
question for discussion; to propose an alliance; to
propose a person for office.

3. To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed;
hence, to purpose; to intend.

I propose to relate, in several volumes, the history
of the people of New England. --Palfrey.

To propose to one's self, to intend; to design.

Pro*pose", v. i.
1. To speak; to converse. [Obs.]

There shalt thou find my cousin Beatrice, Proposing
with the prince and Claudio. --Shak.

2. To form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a
scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God disposes.

3. To offer one's self in marriage.

Pro*pose", n. [F. propos, L. propositum. See
Propound, Purpose, n.]
Talk; discourse. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: advise, aim, declare oneself, nominate, offer, pop the question, project, purport, purpose, suggest

See Also: advance, advocate, choose, declare, feed back, intend, introduce, make a motion, mean, move, offer, pick out, plan, proposition, put forward, put forward, put up, recommend, request, select, state, submit, take, think, throw out, urge

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