Definitions for: Suggest


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

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

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