suggest

To suggest is to propose or hint. If you suggest going out for ice cream, nobody's going to object. If you suggest that your sister should get the frozen yogurt instead, she might think you are suggesting something about her weight.

The verb suggest is also used when people speak about scientific research. Experimental results are often used to suggest whether a theory might be correct. For example, if a patient takes a new drug and starts feeling better, that will suggest the drug is working. Suggest can also mean to drop a hint. If you find a polite way to suggest that the pot roast is inedible, you don't come out and declare it directly. You wouldn't want to hurt Mom's feelings.

Definitions of suggest
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v make a proposal; declare a plan for something

Synonyms:
advise, propose
Types:
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advocate, recommend, urge
push for something
advance, throw out
bring forward for consideration or acceptance
proposition
suggest sex to
feed back
respond to a query or outcome
posit, put forward, state, submit
put before
make a motion, move
propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
Type of:
declare
state emphatically and authoritatively

v call to mind

Synonyms:
evoke, paint a picture
Types:
reek, smack, smell
have an element suggestive (of something)
imply, incriminate, inculpate
suggest that someone is guilty
Type of:
evince, express, show
give expression to

v imply as a possibility

“The evidence suggests a need for more clarification”
Synonyms:
intimate
Types:
make out
imply or suggest
Type of:
imply
suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

v drop a hint; intimate by a hint

Synonyms:
hint
Types:
adumbrate, insinuate, intimate
give to understand
clue in
provide someone with a clue
advert, allude, touch
make a more or less disguised reference to
Type of:
convey
make known; pass on, of information

v suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine

Synonyms:
indicate
Antonyms:
contraindicate
make a treatment inadvisable
Type of:
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

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