Propose

Definition of Propose

Pro`pose´
v. t.1.To set forth.
[imp. & p. p. Proposed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Proposing.]
That being proposed brimfull of wine, one scarce could lift it up.
- Chapman.
2.To offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, or adoption; as, to propose terms of peace; to propose a question for discussion; to propose an alliance; to propose a person for office.
3.To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend.
I propose to relate, in several volumes, the history of the people of New England.
To propose to one's self
to intend; to design.
v. i.1.To speak; to converse.
There shalt thou find my cousin Beatrice,
Proposing with the prince and Claudio.
- Shak.
2.To form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God disposes.
3.To offer one's self in marriage.
n.1.Talk; discourse.

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