Propound
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. [1913 Webster]

And darest thou to the Son of God propound To worship thee, accursed? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

It is strange folly to set ourselves no mark, to propound no end, in the hearing of the gospel. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl.) To propose or name as a candidate for admission to communion with a church. [1913 Webster]


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  • propound — I verb advance, advocate, allege, argue, aver, contend, exhibit, hypothesize, introduce, lay before, maintain, make a motion, moot, move, offer, pose, posit, postulate, predicate, present, proffer, project, propose, put forth, put forward,… …   Law dictionary

  • propound — [prə pound′, prōpound′] vt. [altered < PROPONE] to put forward for consideration; propose propounder n …   English World dictionary

  • propound — 1530s, variant of M.E. proponen to put forward (late 14c.), from L. proponere put forward, declare, from pro before (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + ponere to put (see POSITION (Cf. position)). Perhaps influenced in form by compound, expound …   Etymology dictionary

  • propound — *propose, pose Analogous words: *ask, question, query: state (see RELATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • propound — ► VERB ▪ put forward (an idea, theory, etc.) for consideration. DERIVATIVES propounder noun. ORIGIN Latin proponere put forward …   English terms dictionary

  • propound — UK [prəˈpaʊnd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms propound : present tense I/you/we/they propound he/she/it propounds present participle propounding past tense propounded past participle propounded formal to offer an idea or theory for other… …   English dictionary

  • propound — 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • propound — propounder, n. /preuh pownd /, v.t. to put forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; set forth; propose: to propound a theory. [1545 55; later var. of ME propone (see PROPONE) < L proponere to set forth, equiv. to pro PRO 1 +… …   Universalium

  • propound — pro•pound [[t]prəˈpaʊnd[/t]] v. t. to put forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; set forth; propose: to propound a theory[/ex] • Etymology: 1545–55; later var. of ME propone (see propone) < L prōpōnere to set forth… …   From formal English to slang

  • propound — To offer; to propose. An executor or other person is said to propound a will when he takes proceedings for obtaining probate solemn form …   Black's law dictionary

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