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American English: /prəˈpoʊz/
British English: /prəˈpəʊz/

Translation of propose in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (suggest) to propose a toast
    proponer un brindis
    do you know what he proposed to me?
    ¿sabes qué me propuso?
    to propose -ing/(that)
    proponer que + subjunctive
    I proposed giving them more incentives
    propuse darles or que se les dieran más incentivos
    she proposed that we employ them both
    propuso que las contratáramos a las dos
    what do you propose we do?
    ¿qué propones que hagamos?
    Example sentences
    • The conference voted for complete opposition to the Lyons report, which first proposed these plans.
    • Public sector workers also need to actively recruit to their unions by explaining what the plans mean and by proposing a strategy for fighting them.
    • In what follows I try to analyze what gave rise to this choice for the public, and propose a plan for moving on.
    also: proposed past participle
    the proposed cuts
    los recortes que se proponen implementar
    los recortes que se planean
    1.3 (in meeting)
    I propose that the meeting be adjourned
    propongo que se levante la sesión
    she proposed Charles as chairman
    propuso a Charles como presidente
    postuló a Charles como presidente (Latin America)
    you'll be proposed for membership at the next meeting
    se te propondrá como candidato a socio en la próxima reunión
    Example sentences
    • He would not be able to live down the embarrassment in the event of someone telephoning him, as it was he who proposed the motion at committee to ban mobiles.
    • She will propose a motion requesting the council adjourn it until May 21.
    • At last week's Carlow town council meeting a resident of Grave Lane requested that the council propose a motion to change the name to Park Lane.
  • 2 (intend)to propose to + infinitive, to propose -ing
    pensar + infinitive
    what do you propose to do about it?
    ¿qué piensas hacer al respecto?
    I propose to go back home and wait
    pienso volver a casa y esperar
    what do you propose doing with that old trunk?
    ¿qué piensas hacer con ese baúl viejo?
    Example sentences
    • As we have previously pointed out, we are not proposing to attend the hearing of your Application.

intransitive verb

  • to propose to somebody
    proponerle matrimonio a alguien
    he proposed to her
    le pidió que se casara con él
    le propuso matrimonio
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