名词:proposer 动词过去式:proposed 过去分词:proposed 现在分词:proposing 第三人称单数:proposes
pos＝to place,to put（置,放）
1 [Tn, Tf, Tg] offer or put forward (sth) for consideration; suggest 提议, 建议（某事物）
*The motion (ie for debate) was proposed by Mr X and seconded by Mrs Y. 那动议经X先生提出有Y夫人附议.
* The committee proposed that new legislation should be drafted. 委员会建议着手起草新法规. Cf 参看 second3 2.
2 [Tn, Tt, Tg] have (sth) as one's plan or intention; intend 打算, 计画（某事物）; 意欲
*I propose an early start/to make an early start/making an early start tomorrow. 我打算明天早早出发.
3 [I, Ipr, Tn, Dn.pr] ~ (sth) (to sb) suggest or offer marriage (to sb), esp formally （向某人）求婚（尤指正式地）
*He was trying to decide whether he should propose (to her). 他反覆思量是否该（向她）求婚.
* He had proposed marriage, unsuccessfully, twice already. 他已经两次求婚, 均未成功.
4 [Tn.pr, Cn.n/a] ~ sb for sth; ~ sb as sth put forward (sb/sb's name) for an office, membership of a club, etc; nominate sb 推荐（某人）（担任某职、成为某俱乐部之成员等）; 提名某人
*propose him for membership of the society 推荐他为协会会员
* I propose Mary Davies as a candidate for the presidency. 我提名玛丽·戴维斯为总裁候选人.
5 (idm 习语) propose sb's `health/a `toast ask people to drink to sb's health and happiness 提议为某人的健康和幸福而乾杯
*I should like to propose a toast to the bride and bridegroom. 我提议为新娘新郎的幸福乾杯.
1【suggest】2【meeting】3【theory】4【intend】5【marriage】6 propose a toast (to somebody)
1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin:
proposer, from Latin
to suggest something as a plan or course of action
→proposal the changes currently proposed by the local planning authorities the proposed budget cutspropose that In his speech he proposed that the UN should set up an emergency centre for the environment.propose doing sth The report also proposes extending the motorway.【MEETING】 [T]
to formally suggest a course of action at a meeting and ask people to vote on itpropose a motion/amendment/resolution etc The resolution was proposed by the chairman of the International Committee.propose sb for sth Mr Leesom proposed Mrs Banks for the position of Treasurer (=he suggested formally that she should be the treasurer) .【THEORY】 [T]
to suggest an idea, method etc as an answer to a scientific question or as a better way of doing something A number of theories have been proposed to explain the phenomenon.【INTEND】 [T]formal
to intend to do somethingpropose to do sth How does he propose to deal with the situation?propose doing sth We still don't know how the company proposes raising the money.【MARRIAGE】a) [I]
to ask someone to marry you, especially in a formal waypropose to Shaun proposed to me only six months after we met.b) propose marriageformal
to ask someone to marry youpropose a toast (to sb)
to formally ask a group of people at a social event to join you in wishing someone success, happiness, etc as they raise and drink a glass of wine I'd like to propose a toast to the bride and groom.
HINT sense 1
someone: He proposed a possible solution to me (NOT He proposed me a possible solution).
Note that in spoken English, people do not usually use 'propose' to make suggestions. They usually use let's
See also: let's
1. I propose you to drop the subject. 我建议你不要再谈这个问题了。