- 1 [reporting verb] Put forward for consideration: [with clause]: I suggest that we wait a day or two [with direct speech]: ‘Maybe you ought to get an expert,’ she suggested [with object]: Ruth suggested a holidayMore example sentences
- I suggested to her we start our own scholarly website and she was very taken with that idea.
- Her psychiatrist suggested to her parents that they should take her back to Nigeria for a long holiday.
- We have suggested to the Mayors that they form a League of Cities to lobby for a better deal.
- 2 [with object] Cause one to think that (something) exists or is the case: finds of lead coffins suggested a cemetery north of the river [with clause]: the temperature wasn’t as tropical as the bright sunlight may have suggestedMore example sentences
- An unfinished lead buckle suggests some metalworking was taking place at the site, and there are also crucibles.
- Residues of zinc and lead may suggest experiments in pottery glaze manufacture.
- The fact a urine sample had been requested may reasonably have suggested an infection.
- 2.1State or express indirectly: [with clause]: are you suggesting that I should ignore her? [with object]: the seduction scenes suggest his guilt and her lonelinessMore example sentences
- Such scenes suggest the larger problem with the film, which is chiefly one of subtlety.
- These figures suggest a further significant increase, but they need to be treated with some caution.
- It has not been suggested that it has any reference, expressed or implied, to arbitration.
- 2.2Evoke: the theatrical interpretation of weather and water almost suggests El GrecoMore example sentences
- It was certainly a nicer name than platinum, which suggested to me something flat and rather dull.
- 2.3 (suggest itself) (Of an idea) come into one’s mind: a simpler explanation suggested itself to meMore example sentences
- The idea does not even suggest itself to the governmental or party leaders.
- The final question in these matters suggests itself.
- Once you understand the pattern, the strategy suggests itself.
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- If the lucky, lucky suggester would like to get in touch, they'll find something very interesting gracing their letter box in the next couple of days.
- If I do, the suggester will be duly noted in anything I write about them.
- ‘Tim Belcher used to call catchers ‘suggesters,’ ‘said Mariners catcher Dan Wilson.’
early 16th century: from Latin suggest- 'suggested, prompted', from the verb suggerere, from sub- 'from below' + gerere 'bring'.