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propound

Definition:

to put forward, as of an idea

Class:

communication verb (telling, asking, ordering, singing, etc.)

Related to:

proponent

Past tense:

propounded

Present participle:

propounding

3rd-person singular present:

propounds

Type of:

rede » hash out » talk of » talk

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

alteration of archaic propone, from Latin proponere "set forth", from pro-...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

propound | propounder [noun, derived]

to suggest or put forward for consideration | [English law] to produce (a will or similar instrument) to the proper court or authority in order for ... (25 of 337 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/propound

Merriam-Webster:

propound | advance [synonym] | bounce [synonym] | offer [synonym] | pose [synonym] | proffer [synonym] | propose [synonym] | suggest [synonym] | vote [synonym]

to offer for discussion or consideration (6 of 117 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/propound

Oxford Dictionary:

propound | propounder [derived]

put forward (an idea or theory) for consideration by others (10 of 82 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/propound

Macmillan British Dictionary:

propound [transitive, formal] | propounded [past tense] | propounding [present participle] | propounds [3rd-person singular present]

to offer an idea or theory for other people to consider (11 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/propound

American Heritage Dictionary:

propound | propounded [past tense] | propounding [present participle] | propounds [3rd-person singular present] | propounder [noun, related]

To put forward for consideration; set forth. (7 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/propound

Cambridge Dictionary:

propound [formal]

to suggest a theory, belief or opinion for other people to consider (12 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/propound

Random House Dictionary:

propound

to put forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; set forth; propose. (13 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/propound

New World Dictionary:

propound | propounder [noun, related]

to put forward for consideration; propose (6 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/propound

Wiktionary:

propound | propounded [past tense] | propounding [present participle] | propounds [3rd-person singular present]

To put forward; to offer for discussion or debate. (9 of 17 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/propound

Wikipedia:

Rede [disambiguation]

an archaic word meaning, among other things, "counsel" and "advice". It's cognate with Dutch "Rede" and German Rat/raten. ... | The Norse Rede of Honour | Rede, a village in Suffolk, England | River Rede, a river in Northumberland, England | RĂ©de, a ... (39 of 145 words, 10 definitions)

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Encarta Dictionary:

propound | propounded [past tense] | propounding [present participle] | propounds [3rd-person singular present]

to put forward a suggestion or theory for others to consider (11 of 49 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736470​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

propound

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: alteration of archaic propone, from Latin proponere "set forth", from pro- "forward" + ponere "put". The addition of the ... (22 of 32 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/propound

Online Etymology:

propound

First use: 1530s

Origin: variant of Middle English proponen "to put forward" (late 14th century), from Latin proponere "put forward, declare", from pro- ... (20 of 31 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=propound

Merriam-Webster:

propound

First use: 1537

Origin: alteration of earlier propone, from Middle English (Scots) proponen, from Latin proponere to display, propound, from pro- ... (18 of 24 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/propound

Wiktionary:

propound | propounded [past tense] | propounding [present participle] | propounds [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: the Middle English proponen ("to put forward"), from Latin proponere ("to put forward"), from pro- ("before") + ponere ("to put")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/propound

American Heritage Dictionary:

propound | propounded [past tense] | propounding [present participle] | propounds [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Alteration of propoune, from Middle English proponen, from Latin prōpōnere, to set forth; see "propose".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/propound

Collins Dictionary:

propound

First use: 16th century

Origin: propone, from Latin prōpōnere to set forth, from pro-1 + pōnere to place

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/propound

New World Dictionary:

propound

Origin: altered from "propone"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/propound

propone [Scottish]

Origin: Middle Scottish proponen from Latin proponere: see "propose"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/propone

Encarta Dictionary:

propound | propounded [past tense] | propounding [present participle] | propounds [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: Alteration of obsolete propone from Latin proponere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736470​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

propound

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "propound"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/propound

Macmillan British Dictionary:

propound [transitive, formal] | propounded [past tense] | propounding [present participle] | propounds [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "propound"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/propound

Macmillan American Dictionary:

propound [transitive, formal] | propounded [past tense] | propounding [present participle] | propounds [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "propound"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/propound

Cambridge Dictionary:

propound [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "propound"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "propound"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/propound

the Free Dictionary:

propound

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "propound"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "propound"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "propound" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/propound

Google Dictionary:

propound | propounded [past tense] | propounding [present participle] | propounds [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "propound"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

propound

Audio: North American pronunciation of "propound"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=propou​01 word=propound

YourDictionary Audio:

propound

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "propound" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/propound

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