- 1to put forward an idea or plan for someone to consider
- 2to mention something as a possible thing to be done, used, or considered
Using suggest: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "suggest" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
Can you suggest a good restaurant in the area?
I suggest we leave early to avoid traffic.
The doctor suggested that I take some time off work.
He suggested going to the beach for the weekend.
suggest Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using suggest
The idea of starting a business suggested itself to him after he lost his job.
His tone of voice suggested the opposite of what his words were saying.
to imply or indicate that something is true or likely to be true
The evidence suggests that the suspect was at the scene of the crime.
Phrases with suggest
The solution to the problem suggested itself after some thought.
The smell of freshly baked bread suggested to her mind that she was hungry.
The teacher suggested that the student study more for the exam.
Origins of suggest
from Latin 'suggestus', meaning 'to bring up, supply'
Summary: suggest in Brief
The verb 'suggest' [səˈdʒest] means to propose an idea or plan for consideration, or to mention something as a possible option. It can be used in various contexts, such as suggesting a restaurant or a course of action. The phrase 'suggest itself' means to become apparent or obvious, while 'suggest to someone's mind' means to come into someone's mind as a possible idea. The idiom 'suggest the opposite' implies or indicates the opposite of what has been said or done.