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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Propose


PROPO'SE, verb transitive s as z. [Latin propono, proposui; ]

1. To offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance or adoption; as, to propose a bill or resolve to a legislative body; to propose terms of peach; to propose a question or subject for discussion; to propose an alliance by treaty or marriage; to propose alterations or amendments in a law.

2. To offer or present for consideration.

In learning any thing, as little as possible should be proposed to the mind at first.

To propose to one's self, to intend; to design; to form a design in the mind.

PROPO'SE, verb intransitive To lay schemes. [Not in use.]

[Propose is often used for purpose; as I propose to ride to New York to-morrow. Purpose and propose are different forms of the same word.]