something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
marriage proposal, proposal of marriage, marriage offer, proposal(noun)
an offer of marriage
the act of making a proposal
"they listened to her proposal"
proposal(noun)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 building; to make proposals of marriage.
proposal(noun)The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An offer or proposal puts something before one for acceptance or rejection, proposal being the more formal word; a proposition sets forth truth (or what is claimed to be truth) in formal statement. The proposition is for consideration, the proposal for action; as, a proposition in geometry, a proposal of marriage; but proposition is often used nearly in the sense of proposal when it concerns a matter for deliberation; as, a proposition for the surrender of a fort. A bid is commercial and often verbal; as, a bid at an auction; proposal is used in nearly the same sense, but is more formal. An overture opens negotiation or conference, and the word is especially used of some movement toward reconciliation; as, overtures of peace.
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Translations for Proposal
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مُقْتَرَح, اقتراحArabic
- εισήγηση, προσφορά, πρότασηGreek
- esitys, ehdotus, kosintaFinnish
- 求婚, プロポーズ, 企画書, 提案, 提案書Japanese
- پێشنیار, پێشنیازKurdish
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