propound

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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

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

    English World dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 propound — *propose, pose Analogous words: *ask, question, query: state (see RELATE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 propound — verb To put forward; to offer for discussion or debate. Each school propounds its own theory without having given any thought to whether we are following what they say or getting left behind. See Also: proponent, propose …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 propound — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 propound — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. propose, state, suggest. See supposition. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To state, as an idea, for consideration: advance, offer, pose, propose, put forward, set forth, submit, suggest. See OFFER …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 propound — pro|pound [prəˈpaund] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: propone to propose (14 19 centuries), from Latin proponere, from ponere to put ] formal to suggest an idea, explanation etc for other people to consider ▪ The theory of natural selection was… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 propound — pro|pound [ prə paund ] verb transitive FORMAL to suggest an idea or theory for other people to consider …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 propound — see PURPOSE …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 propound — [[t]prəpa͟ʊnd[/t]] propounds, propounding, propounded VERB If someone propounds an idea or point of view they have, they suggest it for people to consider. [FORMAL] [V n] Zoologist Eugene Morton has propounded a general theory of the vocal sounds …

    English dictionary

  • 19 propound — pro·pound || prÉ™ paÊŠnd v. make a suggestion, propose an idea (or theory, etc.); present for discussion …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 propound — [prə paʊnd] verb put forward (an idea, theory, etc.) for consideration. Derivatives propounder noun Origin C16: alt. of archaic propone, from L. proponere set forth , from pro forward + ponere put …

    English new terms dictionary