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English noun: suggestion

1. suggestion (cognition) an idea that is suggested


SamplesThe picnic was her suggestion.


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought


Narrower (hyponym)glimmer, glimmering, inkling, intimation, posthypnotic suggestion

2. suggestion (communication) a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection


SamplesIt was a suggestion we couldn't refuse.


Synonymsproffer, proposition


Broader (hypernym)proposal


Narrower (hyponym)advance, approach, breath, feeler, ghost, hint, intimation, overture, touch, trace

3. suggestion (quantity) a just detectable amount


SamplesHe speaks French with a trace of an accent.


Synonymshint, trace


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)spark

4. suggestion (communication) persuasion formulated as a suggestion


Synonymsprompting


Broader (hypernym)persuasion, suasion

5. suggestion (cognition) the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association


Broader (hypernym)higher cognitive process

6. suggestion (act) the act of inducing hypnosis


Synonymshypnotism, mesmerism


Broader (hypernym)influence









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