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Propound definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PROPOUND', v.t. [L. propono; pro and pono, to set, put or place.]
1. To propose; to offer for consideration; as, to propound a rule of action.
The existence of the church hath been propounded as an object of faith.
2. To offer; to exhibit; to propose; as, to propound a question.
3. In congregational churches, to propose or name as a candidate for admission to communion with a church. Persons intending to make public profession of their faith, and thus unite with the church, are propounded before the church and congregation; that is, their intention is notified some days previous, for the purpose of giving opportunity to members of the church to object to their admission to such communion, if they see cause.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: put forward, as of an idea

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Etymology: alteration of earlier propone, from Middle English (Scots) proponen, from Latin proponere to display, propound, from pro- before + ponere to put, place more at pro-, position Date: 1537 to offer for discussion or consideration propounder noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 offer for consideration; propose. 2 Law produce (a will etc.) before the proper authority so as to establish its legality. Derivatives: propounder n. Etymology: earlier propoune, propone f. L proponere (as PRO-(1), ponere posit- place): cf. compound, expound

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Propound Pro*pound", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Propounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Propounding.] [From earlier propone, L. proponere, propositum, to set forth, propose, propound; pro for, before + ponere to put. See Position, and cf. Provost.] 1. To offer for consideration; to exhibit; to propose; as, to propound a question; to propound an argument. --Shak. And darest thou to the Son of God propound To worship thee, accursed? --Milton. It is strange folly to set ourselves no mark, to propound no end, in the hearing of the gospel. --Coleridge. 2. (Eccl.) To propose or name as a candidate for admission to communion with a church.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(propounds, propounding, propounded) If someone propounds an idea or point of view they have, they suggest it for people to consider. (FORMAL) Zoologist Eugene Morton has propounded a general theory of the vocal sounds that animals make. = put forward VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Exhibit, propose, lay before, offer.

Moby Thesaurus

advance, assert, bring before, bring forward, bring up, broach, commend to attention, introduce, launch, lay before, lay down, make a motion, moot, move, offer, offer a resolution, open up, pose, posit, postulate, predicate, prefer, proffer, propose, proposition, put, put forth, put forward, put it to, recommend, set before, set forth, start, submit, suggest


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