proposal

noun
1 plan
ADJECTIVE
concrete
detailed
draft

Under the draft proposals, the Commission will be significantly strengthened.

controversial
ambitious, bold, radical
modest
compromise
peace, reform, research, etc.
legislative
initial, original
formal
… OF PROPOSALS
package (esp. BrE), set

The government outlined a new set of proposals on human rights.

VERB + PROPOSAL
develop, draft, formulate, put together, write
outline
bring forward, make, offer, present, put forward, submit
back, support, welcome

I welcome the proposal to reduce taxes for the poorly paid.

accept, approve, endorse
block, oppose, reject, vote against
push through

The government tried to push through the controversial proposals.

drop, withdraw
consider, discuss, review
PREPOSITION
proposal concerning, proposal relating to

proposals concerning the use of land

proposal for

The department submitted a proposal for lower speed limits.

2 offer of marriage
ADJECTIVE
marriage
VERB + PROPOSAL
make
get, receive
accept

She accepted his proposal of marriage.

turn down

She turned down his proposal.

PHRASES
a proposal of marriage

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  • proposal — pro‧pos‧al [prəˈpəʊzl ǁ ˈpoʊ ] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a plan or idea which is suggested formally to an official person, or when this is done: • The President is facing a battle to get Congress to accept his budget proposals. • I made a …   Financial and business terms

  • proposal — proposal, proposition denote something which is proposed to another for consideration. Proposal usually carries a clear suggestion of the act of proposing; thus, one receives a proposal, or entertains a proposal, or listens to a proposal. It also …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • proposal — An offer to creditors to settle one s debts under other than the existing terms (Ontario Bankruptcy Dictionary) Under the Bankruptcy and insolvency Act there are two types of proposals that can be made. A proposal filed under Division I, which is …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Proposal 2 — may refer to any of several ballot initiatives in different states. In states where proposal numbers are reset each year, Proposal 2 may refer to a new initiative unrelated to previous Proposals 2.* In Michigan, ** in 2006, Proposal 2 was the… …   Wikipedia

  • Proposal — ist Teil folgender Begriffe oder Titel folgender Werke: Ein unmoralisches Angebot (Originaltitel: Indecent Proposal), US amerikanischer Spielfilm aus dem Jahr 1993 A Modest Proposal : For Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Proposal — may refer to:* Proposal (business) * Proposal of marriage * Proposals (play), a play by Neil Simon * The Proposal , an episode from The O.C. television show …   Wikipedia

  • proposal — [prə pōz′əl] n. 1. the act of proposing 2. a plan, action, etc. proposed 3. an offer of marriage SYN. PROPOSAL refers to a plan, offer, etc. presented for acceptance or rejection [the proposal for a decrease in taxes was approved ]; PROPOSITION,… …   English World dictionary

  • Proposal — Pro*pos al, n. [From {Propose}.] 1. That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proposal — I (report) noun analysis, appraisal, commentary, critical analysis, examination, in depth analysis, plan, summary, writing II (suggestion) noun design, draft, exhortation, idea, measure, motion, offer, overture, plan, possibility, presentation,… …   Law dictionary

  • proposal — 1650s, from PROPOSE (Cf. propose) + AL (Cf. al) (2); sense of offer of marriage is from 1749 …   Etymology dictionary

  • proposal — [n] suggestion, presentation for action angle, bid, big idea*, brain child*, design, feeler*, game plan*, idea, layout, motion, offer, outline, overture, pass, picture, pitch, plan, proffer, program, project, proposition, recommendation, scenario …   New thesaurus

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