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English verb: suggest

1. suggest (communication) make a proposal, declare a plan for something

SamplesThe senator proposed to abolish the sales tax.

ExamplesThey suggest him to write the letter, They suggest to move

Synonymsadvise, propose

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)declare

Narrower (hyponym)advance, advocate, feed back, make a motion, move, posit, proposition, put forward, recommend, state, submit, throw out, urge

2. suggest (communication) drop a hint; intimate by a hint

ExamplesThey suggest that there was a traffic accident


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)convey

Narrower (hyponym)adumbrate, advert, allude, clue in, insinuate, intimate, touch

3. suggest (communication) imply as a possibility

SamplesThe evidence suggests a need for more clarification.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)imply

Narrower (hyponym)make out

4. suggest (communication) suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine

SamplesTetracycline is indicated in such cases.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)inform


5. suggest (communication) call to mind

SamplesThis remark evoked sadness.

Synonymsevoke, paint a picture

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)evince, express, show

Narrower (hyponym)imply, incriminate, inculpate, reek, smack, smell

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