- (transitive) When you propose something, you say that it should be done or chosen, usually in a formal situation.
- She proposed that we should see a film.
- We have proposed that a new group be set up to answer this question.
- "I'm going to propose real cuts in taxes," said the President.
- Clinton now proposes doing almost exactly the opposite.
- (transitive) When you propose a new theory or idea, you say that you believe it to be better than old ideas.
- I would like to propose that the problems we have had are actually not because of money.
- (transitive) When you propose to do something, you plan or intend to do it.
- What does he propose to do in the future?
- (intransitive) If you propose to somebody, you ask them to marry you.
- He proposed to his girlfriend outside her house.
- If you propose a toast, you celebrate somebody by raising a glass and drinking.
- I'd like to propose a toast to our new manager.