Definition of propound in English:

propound

Syllabification: pro·pound
Pronunciation: /prəˈpound
 
/

verb

[with object]
Put forward (an idea, theory, or point of view) for consideration by others: he began to propound the idea of a “social monarchy” as an alternative to Franco
More example sentences
  • He's written several popular books propounding his theories.
  • And for three or four years they have sat and listened to lecturers propounding these half-baked ideas.
  • In the middle of nineteenth century Karl Marx propounded the theory of historical and dialectical materialism.
Synonyms
put forward, advance, offer, proffer, present, set forth, submit, tender, suggest, introduce, postulate, propose, pose, posit; advocate, promote, peddle, spread

Origin

mid 16th century: alteration of archaic propone, from Latin proponere 'set forth', from pro- 'forward' + ponere 'put'. The addition of the final -d can be compared with that in expound and compound.

Derivatives

propounder

noun
More example sentences
  • The propounders of this theory, many of them youngish politicians, probably didn't intend it to apply to politics but, with oldies increasingly significant as a proportion of eligible voters, it may come to do so.
  • The propounders of reformist theory have a solid argument.
  • In that case the propounder of the Will made by a wealthy 74 year old man was a person who was alleged to have killed the deceased unlawfully.

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