sug·gest /səgˈʤɛst, səˈʤɛst/
Sug·gest v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suggested p. pr. & vb. n. Suggesting.]
1. To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be thought of, usually by the agency of other objects.
Some ideas . . . are suggested to the mind by all the ways of sensation and reflection. --Locke.
2. To propose with difference or modesty; to hint; to intimate; as, to suggest a difficulty.
3. To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt. [Obs.]
Knowing that tender youth is soon suggested. --Shak.
4. To inform secretly. [Obs.]
Syn: -- To hint; allude to; refer to; insinuate.
Sug·gest, v. i. To make suggestions; to tempt. [Obs.]
And ever weaker grows through acted crime,
Or seeming-genial, venial fault,
Recurring and suggesting still. --Tennyson.
v 1: make a proposal, declare a plan for something [syn: propose,
2: imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for
more clarification" [syn: intimate]
3: drop a hint; intimate by a hint [syn: hint]
4: suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine;
"Tetracycline is indicated in such cases" [syn: indicate]
5: call to mind or evoke [syn: evoke, paint a picture]