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proposal Syllabification: pro·pos·al
Pronunciation: /prəˈpōzəl/

Definition of proposal in English:


1A plan or suggestion, especially a formal or written one, put forward for consideration or discussion by others: a set of proposals for a major new high-speed rail link
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  • The plan includes proposals for the Boreham homes and a new railway station in the area.
  • I have given consideration to current proposals for reform in the laws of adoption.
  • He wrote a formal proposal, but lost it down the back of a radiator.
1.1The action of proposing a plan or suggestion: the proposal of flexible work hours
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  • His proposal to object to the application was narrowly defeated by five to four votes.
putting forward, proposing, suggesting, submitting
2An offer of marriage.
Example sentences
  • After all, convicted murderers always get more marriage proposals than other men.
  • I understand that you have accepted a proposal of marriage from Charles.
  • A woman scorned, she refused to help him and turned down his marriage proposal.

Words that rhyme with proposal

disposal, counterproposal
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