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proposition
American English: /ˌprɑpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /prɒpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of proposition in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (suggestion) her proposition that we should work together
    su propuesta or proposición de trabajar or de que trabajemos juntos
    they made me an attractive proposition concerning the house
    me hicieron una oferta interesante por la casa
    Example sentences
    • There is authority for the proposition that a wrong opinion is both unreasonable and capable of constituting a flagrant impropriety.
    • On my view, to believe something is to hold a proposition in your mind assertively.
    • Now, you know, in my opinion, it's an absurd proposition.
    Example sentences
    • If you are coming to it fresh, take in your proposition and the business plan, and take it from there.
    • She also approaches businesses with propositions for aid in all forms.
    • Investing in a club should not be viewed as a business proposition, merely an emotional investment.
    1.2 (sexual)
    proposición (feminine) deshonesta [euphemistic]
    invitación (feminine) a la cama
    Example sentences
    • James watched her leave and thought over the proposition Veronica had offered to him.
    • It suddenly occurred to her why Kyle had offered the proposition in the first place.
    • Two pages of the book deal with a sexual proposition, including hints at oral sex.
  • 2 (Philos)
    Example sentences
    • In 1934 Gödel gave a series of lectures at Princeton entitled On undecidable propositions of formal mathematical systems.
    • For example, Spinoza's Ethics has the same format as Euclid's Elements, containing propositions and demonstrations.
    • Book One discusses his laws of motion then proceeds to a series of propositions, theorems and problems.
  • 3 (prospect) See examples: living alone was an inviting proposition
    le atraía la idea de vivir solo
    it's not a viable proposition
    no es viable
    that's a different proposition
    eso ya es otro cantar

transitive verb

  • hacerle proposiciones deshonestas a [euphemistic]
    invitar a la cama
    Example sentences
    • The five are charged with propositioning men and then pretending to be police officers, handcuffing the men, and then robbing them.
    • In the one reported staff incident, a male officer subtly propositioned the woman.
    • Then, he commenced to begin propositioning a whore in a profane courtship that last an hour or so until Rupert dragged him out.

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