Pro·pose, n. Talk; discourse. [Obs.]
Pro·pose, v. i.
1. To speak; to converse. [Obs.]
There shalt thou find my cousin Beatrice,
Proposing with the prince and Claudio. --Shak.
2. To form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God disposes.
3. To offer one's self in marriage.
Pro·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proposed p. pr. & vb. n. Proposing.]
1. To set forth. [Obs.]
That being proposed brimfull of wine, one scarce could lift it up. --Chapman.
2. To offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, or adoption; as, to propose terms of peace; to propose a question for discussion; to propose an alliance; to propose a person for office.
3. To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend.
I propose to relate, in several volumes, the history of the people of New England.
To propose to one's self, to intend; to design.
v 1: make a proposal, declare a plan for something [syn: suggest,
2: present for consideration [syn: project]
3: propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon" [syn: aim, purpose,
4: put forward; nominate for appointment to an office; "The
President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights
Commission" [syn: nominate]
5: ask (someone) to marry you; "he popped the question on
Sunday night"; "she proposed marriage to the man she had
known for only two months"; "The old bachelor finally
declared himself to the young woman" [syn: declare
oneself, offer, pop the question]