1 proposal
constructive, excellent, good, helpful, interesting, intriguing, positive, practical, reasonable, sensible, useful, valuable
absurd, bizarre, preposterous, ridiculous, stupid
subtle, tentative, vague

This is a book full of provocative suggestions.

concrete, simple, specific

They made three specific suggestions.


Does anyone have any suggestions for a title?

I've had several helpful suggestions from colleagues.

come up with, give sb, make, offer, provide, put forward

Can you give us any suggestions for a slogan?

May I make a suggestion?

send, submit

Please send your suggestions via email to … 

accept, act on, adopt, follow, implement, take up (esp. BrE)

I think we might take up the suggestion of printing the books in Hong Kong.

take sb up on

May we take you up on your suggestion of sharing the costs for the party?

deny, dismiss, ignore, reject, resist

They dismissed the suggestion that they hadn't worked hard.

He rejected my suggestion as impractical.

appreciate, welcome

I'd appreciate any suggestions you may have.

consider, look at, note

We have noted your suggestion and will give it due consideration.


Employee suggestion boxes invite raw ideas.

at the suggestion of

At the suggestion of his boss, he resigned.

suggestion about, suggestion as to, suggestion concerning, suggestion on, suggestion regarding

Management welcomes practical suggestions on how to improve the facilities.

suggestion for

suggestions for further reading

amid suggestions that …  (esp. BrE)

She left the country amid suggestions that she had stolen from the company.

be open to suggestion, be open to suggestions

I'm not sure what to do with all this money, but I'm open to suggestion.

I'm open to suggestions on how we should proceed.

2 communicating without stating directly

analgesia through hypnotic suggestion

by suggestion, through suggestion

There's no scientific basis to the method—it works by suggestion.

the power of suggestion

These healers claim to remove the pain by the power of suggestion.

3 trace of sth
faint, mere, slightest, vague

Her eyes contained a strong suggestion of mischief.

carry, have
at the suggestion of

At the slightest suggestion of criticism, he loses his temper.

suggestion of

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  • suggestion — [ sygʒɛstjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. suggestio 1 ♦ Littér. Action de suggérer. ⇒ influence. « la suggestion [...] qui consiste à faire dans l esprit des autres une petite incision où l on met une idée à soi » (Hugo). ♢ Dr. Le fait d influencer qqn,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Suggestion — is the name given to the psychological process by which one person may guide the thoughts, feelings or behaviour of another. For nineteenth century writers on psychology such as William James the words suggest and suggestion were used in senses… …   Wikipedia

  • Suggestion — Sug*ges tion, n. [F. suggestion, L. suggestio.] 1. The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suggestion — sug·ges·tion n 1 a: the act or process of suggesting b: something suggested 2: an entry on the record of a fact or circumstance (as the death or insolvency of a party) material to a case and essential for the court in making its determination… …   Law dictionary

  • suggestion — Suggestion. subst. f. v. Instigation, persuasion. Pernicieuse, dangereuse suggestion. il a fait telle chose à la suggestion d un tel. c est une suggestion du malin esprit. Il ne se dit qu en mauvaise part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • suggestion — [n1] advice, plan advancement, angle, approach, bid, big idea*, bit*, brainchild*, charge, commendation, exhortation, game plan*, gimmick, hot lead*, idea, injunction, instruction, invitation, lead, motion, opinion, outline, pitch, presentation,… …   New thesaurus

  • suggestion — mid 14c., a prompting to evil, from Anglo Fr. and O.Fr. suggestioun, from L. suggestionem (nom. suggestio) an addition, intimation, suggestion, from suggestus, pp. of suggerere suggest, supply, bring up, from sub up (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + gerere… …   Etymology dictionary

  • suggestion — ► NOUN 1) an idea or plan put forward for consideration. 2) the action of suggesting. 3) something that implies or indicates a certain fact or situation. 4) a slight trace or indication: a suggestion of a smile. 5) Psychology the influencing of a …   English terms dictionary

  • suggestion — [səgjes′chən, səjes′chən] n. [ME < OFr suggestioun < L suggestio] 1. a suggesting or being suggested 2. something suggested 3. the process by which an idea is brought to the mind through its connection or association with an idea already in …   English World dictionary

  • Suggestion — (lat., »Eingebung«), ursprünglich nach der schottischen Psychologenschule (Th. Brown u. a.) die Erweckung von Vorstellungen durch andre Vorstellungen, dann nach Braid Bezeichnung für gewisse Vorgänge in der Hypnose (s. Hypnotismus) Allgemeiner… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Suggestion — (lat.), Erweckung einer Vorstellung durch eine andere, dient zum Herbeiführen des hypnotischen Zustandes und Erregen von Vorstellungen, Empfindungen und Handlungen während oder nach der Hypnose; sie wird entweder durch einen fremden Willen… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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