Translation of propose in Spanish:

propose

Pronunciation: /prəˈpəʊz/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (suggest) proponer* 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 + subj 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? 1.2
    (proposed past p)
    the proposed cuts los recortes que se proponen implementar, los recortes que se planean
    1.3 (in meeting) [amendment] proponer*; [motion] presentar, proponer* I propose that the meeting be adjourned propongo que se levante la sesión she proposed Charles as chairman propuso or (AmL tb) postuló a Charles como presidente you'll be proposed for membership at the next meeting se te propondrá como candidato a socio en la próxima reunión
  • 2 (intend) to propose to + inf, to propose -ing pensar* + inf 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?

vi

  • to propose to sb proponerle* matrimonio a algn he proposed to her le pidió que se casara con él, le propuso matrimonio

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