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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Propose  \Pro*pose"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Proposed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Proposing}.]  [F.  proposer;  pref.  pro-  (L.  pro  for 
  forward)  +  poser  to  place  See  {Pose},  v.] 
  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.  --Palfrey. 
  {To  propose  to  one's  self},  to  intend;  to  design. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Propose  \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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Propose  \Pro*pose"\,  n.  [F.  propos,  L.  propositum.  See 
  {Propound},  {Purpose},  n.] 
  Talk;  discourse.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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"  [syn:  {offer},  {pop  the 
  question},  {propose  marriage}] 

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