propose pro‧pose [prəˈpəʊz ǁ -ˈpoʊz] verb [transitive]
1. to suggest something such as a plan or course of action:

• Lyle proposed large cuts in the training budget.

propose that

• Hansen has proposed that I become his business partner.

— proposed adjective [only before a noun] :

• the financial and legal consequences of proposed changes to the agreement

2. to formally suggest a course of action at a meeting and ask people to vote on it:

• The chairman proposed a scheme to save both the company and investors' funds.

• He will propose a motion at Monday's special meeting, calling on the committee to reverse its decision.

• Continental's managers urged shareholders to vote against several of the resolutions proposed by Mr Vicari.

3. formal to intend to do something:
propose to do something

• Which of his assets is he proposing to sell?

• The Sales Director is proposing to boost sales by spending an additional £3,000 per month on advertising.

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propose UK US /prəˈpəʊz/ verb [T]
to give someone a plan or idea to consider: »

She proposed a tax reform designed to make basic insurance more affordable.

propose to do sth »

He is proposing to reduce the government's inflation target from 2.5% to 2%.

propose doing sth »

They have proposed building a development of small, eco-friendly houses.

propose that »

He proposed that the trade authorities get together to try to resolve the issue.

MEETINGS to suggest someone for a position or as a member of an organization: »

To be nominated as chairman, you need one person to propose you and another to second you.

MEETINGS to formally suggest an idea at a meeting, and ask people to vote on it: »

He proposed a motion that the chairman resign.

Compare SECOND(Cf. ↑second) verb
propose to do sth — Cf. propose to do sth
proposed adjective

Department administrators presented the council with the proposed changes to the tax break program.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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