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Suggestion meaning

suggestion - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association
  2. 2. a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; " it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
  3. 3. persuasion formulated as a suggestion
  4. 4. The control of the mind of an hypnotic subject by ideas in the mind of the hypnotizer.
  5. 5. The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.
  6. 6. That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation.
  7. 7. Charge; complaint; accusation.
  8. 8. Information without oath; an entry of a material fact or circumstance on the record for the information of the court, at the death or insolvency of a party.
  9. 9. The act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; -- a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.

suggestion - examples of usage

  1. Elizabeth's eyes grew big at Mary's suggestion.
  2. Mavis might consider the suggestion so strange; and it might be impossible to explain that, strange as it seemed, it was nevertheless full of wisdom- a suggestion that should be acted upon without an instant's delay. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. But the old Scotch doctor had only said cautiously, " It would be airly times to be geevin' up hopes," in answer to a half- suggestion of reference to him in the words just spoken. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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