sug·ges·tion /səgˈʤɛsʧən, səˈʤɛs, ˈʤɛʃ-/
sug·ges·tion /sə(g)ˈʤɛsʧən, ˈʤɛʃ-/ 名詞
1. The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.
2. That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation.
Why do I yield to that suggestion? --Shak.
3. Charge; complaint; accusation. [Obs.] “A false suggestion.”
4. Law Information without oath; an entry of a material fact or circumstance on the record for the information of the court, at the death or insolvency of a party.
5. Physiol. & Metaph. The act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; -- a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.
6. Hypnotism The control of the mind of an hypnotic subject by ideas in the mind of the hypnotizer.
Syn: -- Hint; allusion; intimation; insinuation.
Usage: Suggestion, Hint. A hint is the briefest or most indirect mode of calling one's attention to a subject. A suggestion is a putting of something before the mind for consideration, an indirect or guarded mode of presenting argument or advice. A hint is usually something slight or covert, and may by merely negative in its character. A suggestion is ordinarily intended to furnish us with some practical assistance or direction. “He gave me a hint of my danger, and added some suggestions as to the means of avoiding it.”
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,
Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike. --Pope.
Arthur, whom they say is killed to-night
On your suggestion. --Shak.
n 1: an idea that is suggested; "the picnic was her suggestion"
2: a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a
suggestion we couldn't refuse" [syn: proposition, proffer]
3: a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of
an accent" [syn: trace, hint]
4: persuasion formulated as a suggestion [syn: prompting]
5: the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to
another by association
6: the act of inducing hypnosis [syn: hypnotism, mesmerism]