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Another word for suggest

  1. To state, as an idea, for consideration

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  2. To lead to by logical inference

      1. To be or give a sign, token, or indication of; signify; betoken
      2. To serve as a sign, symptom, or token of; signify:
      3. To suggest or demonstrate the necessity, expedience, or advisability of:
      1. To involve by logical necessity; entail:
      2. To have as a necessary part, condition, or effect; contain, include, or involve naturally or necessarily
      3. To indicate indirectly or by allusion; hint; suggest; intimate
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  3. To convey an idea by indirect, subtle means

  4. To have a particular flavor or suggestion of something

      1. To have the specific taste or flavor
      2. To have a sensation, limited experience, or anticipating sense (of something)
      3. To detect or distinguish the flavor of by the sense of taste
      1. To be suggestive; have a touch of something:
      2. To use the sense of smell; sniff
      3. To have or emit an unpleasant odor; stink:
      1. (Informal) To kiss loudly
      2. To press together and open (the lips) quickly and noisily, as in eating or tasting.
      3. To give an indication; be suggestive. Often used with of:
      1. To taste or smell, especially with pleasure:
      2. To have a particular taste or smell:
      3. To taste or smell, esp. with relish
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Another word for suggest

  1. To make a suggestion

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  2. To bring to mind

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Synonym Study

  • Insinuate implies the subtle hinting of something disagreeable or of that which one lacks the courage to say outright are you insinuating that I am dishonest?
  • Intimate suggests a making known obliquely by a very slight hint she only dared to intimate her feelings
  • Hint connotes faint or indirect suggestion that is, however, intended to be understood he hinted that he would come
  • Imply stresses a putting into the mind of something inherent in a word, remark, action, or situation, but not openly expressed, and suggests the need for inference the answer implied a refusal, her novels imply a belief that good triumphs over evil
  • Suggest implies a putting of something into the mind either intentionally, as by way of a proposal I suggest you leave now, or unintentionally, as through association of ideas the smell of ether suggests a hospital