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propose

Pronunciation: /prəˈpəʊz/

Translation of propose in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 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 + subjunctive/subjuntivo 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.
    1.2
    (proposed past participle of/participio pasado de)
    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 (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) 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
    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/infinitivo, to propose -ing pensar* + infinitive/infinitivo 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/verbo intransitivo

  • 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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