proposal

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. offer, statement, recommendation, proposition, motion, suggestion; request, overture, advance, plan.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Offer]
Syn. overture, recommendation, proposition, offer, suggestion, bid, motion, nomination; see also suggestion 1 .
2. [Plan]
Syn. scheme, program, prospectus, project, proposition, plan, outline, design; see also plan 2 .
3. [An offer of marriage]
Syn. offer, overture, proposition, asking of one's hand, betrothal; see also engagement 2 .
Syn.- proposal refers to a plan, offer, etc. presented for acceptance or rejection [ the proposal for a decrease in taxes was approved ] ; proposition specifically applies to a statement, theorem, etc., set forth for argument, demonstration, proof, etc. [ the proposition that all men are created equal ] , but it is also used similarly to proposal with reference to business dealings and the like
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
suggestion, recommendation, presentation, idea, proposition, pitch, tender, plan, scheme, offer, bid.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Something that is put forward for consideration: proposition, submission, suggestion. See OFFER. 2. Something offered: bid, offer, proffer, tender2. See OFFER.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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