Other forms: proposals

A proposal is an offer. When making a marriage proposal, get down on one knee. When making a business proposal, try to stay off the floor.

A proposal is a suggested plan or offer. After overhearing the marriage proposal, everyone in the restaurant watched in silence, waiting to hear your answer. At least you said "yes" to dessert. There are other types of proposals besides marriage offers: "Your proposal that the dollar be replaced by a new currency made of cheese has gained support from the dairy industry."

Definitions of proposal
  1. noun
    the act of making a proposal
    “they listened to her proposal
    synonyms: proposition
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    the act of presenting a proposal
    first reading
    the first presentation of a bill in a legislature
    second reading
    the second presentation of a bill in a legislature; to approve its general principles (Britain) or to discuss a committee's report and take a vote (US)
    type of:
    speech act
    the use of language to perform some act
  2. noun
    something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
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    a proposal for an appropriate course of action
    a proposal offered as an alternative to an earlier proposal
    a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
    proffer, proposition, suggestion
    a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    a new proposal
    a proposal of something previously rejected
    motion, question
    a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
    a suggested law or policy that citizens can vote for or against
    something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable
    something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary
    admonition, monition, warning, word of advice
    cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
    breath, hint, intimation
    an indirect suggestion
    ghost, touch, trace
    a suggestion of some quality
    advance, approach, feeler, overture
    a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
    type of:
    content, message, subject matter, substance
    what a communication that is about something is about
  3. noun
    an offer of marriage
    synonyms: marriage offer, marriage proposal, proposal of marriage
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    an informal reference to a marriage proposal
    type of:
    offer, offering
    something offered (as a proposal or bid)




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