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."
n the act of making a proposal
the act of presenting a proposal
the first presentation of a bill in a legislature
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)
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the use of language to perform some act
n 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
a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
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