(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. intimate, hint, insinuate; propose, submit; imply, connote; recommend, advise, advocate. See information, advice, offer.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To make a suggestion]
Syn. submit, advise, recommend; see propose 1 .
2. [To bring to mind]
Syn. hint, imply, infer, intimate, insinuate; see also hint .
Syn.- 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 ] ; 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 ] ; hint connotes faint or indirect suggestion that is, however, intended to be understood [ he hinted that he would come ] ; intimate suggests a making known obliquely by a very slight hint [ she only dared to intimate her feelings ] ; 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? ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. put forth propose, offer, submit, recommend, proffer, advance, *throw out, move, advise.
2. bring to mind imply, insinuate, hint, intimate, allude, evoke, infer.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To state, as an idea, for consideration: advance, offer, pose, propose, propound, put forward, set forth, submit. See OFFER. 2. To lead to by logical inference: imply, indicate, point to. See MEANING. 3. To convey an idea by indirect, subtle means: hint, imply, insinuate, intimate2. Idiom: drop a hint. See SHOW, SUGGEST. 4. To have a particular flavor or suggestion of something: savor, smack2, smell, taste. See SUGGEST.

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